KUMJ | VOL. 3 | NO. 1 | ISSUE 9 | JAN-MAR, 2005

Surgical interventions in chronic osteomyelitis
Shrestha BK, Rajbhandary T, Bijukachhe B, Banskota AK


Chronic osteomyelitis is a leading cause of morbidity in orthopaedic practice in Nepal. Various factors like health service inaccessibility, inadequate treatment, malnutrition, poverty, and to some extent antibiotic resistance contribute to disease progression from acute osteomyelitis to chronic osteomyelitis in this region of the world. This paper presents our experience of managing ninety patients with chronic osteomyelitis over a period of four years, from February 1998 to November 2001

Keyword : Osteomyelitis, Morbidity