Osteomyelitis of the sesamoid should be suspected with any puncture wound or local trauma in the region of the sesamoid that does not respond to conservative treatment. Either Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa may be the main infective organism. Roentgenographic evidence of change cannot be discerned immediately. Laboratory data seldom prove helpful. Surgical excision and appropriate intravenous antibiotics have been found to effect a cure in all cases.
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine