Table 2

Overview of patient data

Sequence numberInjury (cause)ExamWhite cell countCRPBSLSCTMBCulture (resistance, if applicable)Diagnosis
1Fx right foot (IED)+N+++++ Pseudomonas aeruginosa (3MRGN), Enterobacter cloacae (3MRGN)CO, WI
2Fx right femur (gunshot)+++++ E. cloacae (3MRGN)CO, INO, STI
3Fx right humerus (gunshot)NN++No infection
4Fx right tibia (gunshot)++++++ Serratia marcescens CO, INO, STI
5Fx right tibia (mortar)NN++No infection
6Fx left tibial plateau (gunshot)NN++No infection
7Fx right femur (gunshot)+N++++ Staphylococcus epidermidis CO, INO, STI
8Fx right elbow (mortar)+NN++++ Staph. epidermidis, Bacillus cereus, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Streptococcus oralis CO
9Fx left ankle (mortar)+N+++++ Acinetobacter baumannii (4MRGN)CO, WI
10Fx right femur (accident)NN++0No infection
11Fx right femur (gunshot)++++ E. cloacae (3MRGN)CO, INO
12Fx left tibia (gunshot)NN+No infection
13Fx left lower leg (mortar)N++No infection
14Comminuted Fx MT 1–4 right foot (gunshot)+N+No infection
15Fx left tibia (accident)N++++ P. aeruginosa (4MRGN)CO, INO, WI
16Fx right tibia (gunshot)+++++ Granulicatella adiacens CO, INO
17Fx left tibia and fibula (mine)N+++++ P. aeruginosa, Staph. aureus CO, INO, STI
18Fx left femur (gunshot)NN+No infection
19Fx right femur (gunshot)+++No infection
20Fx right radius and ulna (mortar)N++++ A. baumannii (3MRGN)CO, INO
21Fx right lower leg (mortar)+++++++ P. aeruginosa (4MRGN)CO, INO, STI
22Fx right femur (car accident)+N++++ E. cloacae (3MRGN)CO, INO
23Fx right femur (mortar)NN++ Klebsiella pneumoniae (3MRGN)CO, INO
24Fx right femur (gunshot)N++++ E. cloacae (3MRGN)CO, INO
25Fx left tibia (mortar)+NN++ Staph. aureus, Strept. agalactiae CO, INO, STI
26Fx left tibia (mortar)N++++ P. aeruginosa (4MRGN), E. cloacae (4MRGN)CO, INO
27Fx left tibia (mine)N++++ Staph. aureus CO, INO
  • 0, not available; −, negative result; +, positive result; BS, three-phase bone scan; CO, chronic osteomyelitis; CRP, C-reactive protein; Exam, clinical examination; Fx, fracture; IED, improvised explosive device; INO, infected non-union; LS, antigranulocyte scintigraphy (Leukoscan); MB, microbiologic results; MRGN, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria; MT, metatarsal bone; N, normal; STI, soft tissue infection; WI, wound infection;