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Shannon, J. G.; Woolhouse, F. M.


The authors believe that the radical excision of diseased bone and of the ischaemic and fibrosed soft tissue, the immediate covering of the defect created with a split-thickness skin graft, and, when necessary, the subsequent filling of the defect with bone covered with a pedicle skin graft constitute the best treatment for chronic infection of bone.

While these procedures obviously are not advocated as a routine treatment for joint tuberculosis or septic arthritis, it is believed that their usefulness in certain of these cases has been demonstrated.

Orthopaedic and Plastic Services of the Queen Mary Veterans' Hospital, The Montreal General Hospital, and The Children's Memorial Hospital, Montreal

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