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Table 1 Cierny and Mader clinical staging system for adult chronic osteomyelitis28

From: Magnetic hyperthermia enhance the treatment efficacy of peri-implant osteomyelitis

Anatomic type
I Medullary osteomyelitis
II Superficial osteomyelitis
III Localized osteomyelitis
IV Diffuse osteomyelitis
Physiological Class
A Good immune system and delivery
B Compromised locally (BL) or systemically (BS)
C Requires suppressive or no treatment; minimal disability; treatment worse than disease; not a surgical candidate
Clinical Stage
  Type + Class = Clinical stage