Sternal Osteomylitis due to Arrow-head Injury: A Rare Case Report

Dhawal Sharma, Snehal Dixit, Himanshu Shah, R.P. Bharaney, B.M. Halvadia, Rahul Patel, Kamlesh Tharwani, Bhaskar LNU
2022 Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences  
Sternal osteomyelitis secondary to penetrating trauma is an uncommon entity and only few cases have been reported. We report a case of sternal osteomyelitis in a patient with sickle-cell anaemia with a unique past history of arrow-head injury who presented with signs and symptoms of sternal infection. Imaging studies suggested osteomyelitis and the patient underwent sternal debridement, with a successful outcome.
doi:10.5005/ijcdas-54-4-255 fatcat:6recnk2z7bcybnyzwloujewl2a