Pyoderma gangrenosum following patellar tendon repair: a case report and review of the literature.

Tony Wanich, Andrew N. Swanson, Angela J. Wyatt, Anne M. Kelly

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Abstract

Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an unusual and devastating complication following surgical procedures. This frequently misdiagnosed entity can progress rapidly if not identified and treated appropriately. A heightened awareness for the diagnosis of PG, coupled with a multidisciplinary approach to the disease, is essential to proper management of this entity. We report on a patient who developed postoperative PG following open repair of a patellar tendon rupture. The follow-up period was 2 years, and a review of the current literature is presented. The diagnosis of PG was confirmed by tissue biopsy, and the condition was treated with high-dose prednisone and dapsone, with complete resolution of symptoms. PG should be part of the differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with postoperative wound complications. Awareness of PG is the key to diagnosis and treatment of this potentially devastating complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume41
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Patellar Ligament
Dapsone
Prednisone
Diagnostic Errors
Rupture
Differential Diagnosis
Biopsy
Wounds and Injuries

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Pyoderma gangrenosum following patellar tendon repair : a case report and review of the literature. / Wanich, Tony; Swanson, Andrew N.; Wyatt, Angela J.; Kelly, Anne M.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.2012.

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Wanich, Tony ; Swanson, Andrew N. ; Wyatt, Angela J. ; Kelly, Anne M. / Pyoderma gangrenosum following patellar tendon repair : a case report and review of the literature. In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 1.
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