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Fluorescent tetracycline labeling as an aid to debridement of necrotic bone in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis



Fluorescent tetracycline labeling as an aid to debridement of necrotic bone in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis



Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 16(5): 345-346



The authors have found that several months of preoperative tetracycline administration will label living bone so that it fluoresces under a blacklight during surgery. This allows intraoperative differentiation of viable bone from necrotic sequestra, which require removal in the treatment of chronic bone infection.

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Accession: 046106523

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PMID: 11972078

DOI: 10.1097/00005131-200205000-00009


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