Surgical approaches in osteomyelitis. Use of laser Doppler flowmetry to determine nonviable bone.

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Abstract

The surgical management of osteomyelitis includes radical debridement on nonviable bone. Laser Doppler flowmetry is a method for directly assessing the functional microcirculation in bone. The early results of the use of this technique as a surgical adjunct in the management of osteomyelitis are promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-512
Number of pages12
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

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