[Acute osteomyelitis of the patella]

Published online: Mar 27 1993

A Moyikoua, J C Bouity-Buang, Ngatse-Oko, and B Pena-Pitra.

Service d'Orthop├ędie-Traumatologie, C.H.U., Brazaville, Congo.


The authors report on an observation of acute osteomyelitis of the patella in a non-sickle-anemic 8-year-old child. The literature helps confirm the scarcity of the disease, the difficulties of diagnosis and the good prognosis of the lesion in the child.