Brodie's abscess of the distal radius: An unusual complication after percutaneous pinning

  • Johnson J
  • Bindra R
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Abstract

We report a case of Brodie's abscess of the distal radius that presented 4 years after closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for a closed distal radius fracture. This condition has not been previously reported in the adult distal radius and we detail the clinical features and imaging findings. We also present a new way of management of Brodie's abscess using injectable bone substitute along with adjunctive parenteral antibiotic therapy.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bone substitute
  • Brodie's abscess
  • Distal radius
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Percutaneous
  • Pinning
  • Subacute osteomyelitis

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Authors

  • Jeff W. Johnson

  • Randip R. Bindra

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