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Sclerosing osteomyelitis of Garré: management of femoral pain by intramedullary nailing
  1. Nicola Bader Vannet1,
  2. Huw L M Williams1,
  3. Brendan Healy2,
  4. Rhidian Morgan-Jones1
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Huw L M Williams, hlw102{at}


We describe a case of chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of Garré in a 50-year-old woman occurring in her right femur and presenting with uncontrolled pain. The patient was initially treated with intramedullary reaming of the femur, but 3 years later re-presented with similar symptoms. This required further reaming and intramedullary nailing, achieving good clinical outcomes and lasting pain relief at 8-year follow-up.

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