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Table 2 Description of bone and non-bone specimens from 50 patients with chronic osteomyelitis.

From: Lack of microbiological concordance between bone and non-bone specimens in chronic osteomyelitis: an observational study

Bone specimens, n (%) Non-bone specimens, n (%)
Bone, 38 (76) Soft tissues surrounding bone, 30 (60)
Sequestrum, 10 (20) Surgical wound, 11 (22)
Bone marrow, 1 (2) Sinus tract, 5 (10)
Subperiostic pus, 1 (2) Pus secreted through pins orifices, 2 (4)
  Pus aspirated from surrounding tissues 2 (4)
Total, 50 (100) Total, 50 (100)