Osteomyelitis of bilateral femoral heads after childbirth: a case report

Title
Osteomyelitis of bilateral femoral heads after childbirth: a case report
Authors
이규훈
Keywords
Osteomyelitis; Pregnancy; Total hip replacement
Issue Date
2015-06
Publisher
Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (KARM)
Citation
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, v. 39, NO 3, Page. 498-503
Abstract
Hip and pelvic pain during pregnancy or after delivery is a common problem in young females, and in most cases this problem has a self-limiting course. The patient described in this case suffered from severe hip pain after childbirth. MR imaging study was performed and it showed arthritis of bilateral hip joints and osteomyelitis of femoral heads with an abscess in the surrounding muscle. Infection, such as septic arthritis or osteomyelitis, is an extremely rare cause of peripartum joint pain. The patient's clinical symptoms and laboratory findings improved with antibiotic therapy. However, limitation of motion of the bilateral hip joints persisted although the patient continued rehabilitative therapy for 15 months, and the patient had to undergo bilateral total hip replacement. Hereby, we present a case of severe osteomyelitis and pyogenic arthritis of bilateral femoral heads and hip joints after delivery, which eventually required bilateral total hip replacement.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.5535/arm.2015.39.3.498http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/25082
ISSN
2234-0645; 2234-0653
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.5535/arm.2015.39.3.498
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