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Screening for Osteomyelitis Using Thermography in Patients with Diabetic Foot

Table 4

Thermographic findings and osteomyelitis.

Osteomyelitis
Yes ( )No ( )

Periwound pattern1.000
 Yes0. (0.0.)1. (10.0.)
 No10 (100.0)9. (90.0.)
Ankle pattern0.011
 Yes6. (60.0.)0. (0.0.)
 No4. (40.0.)10 (100.0)
Knee pattern0.170
 Yes2. (20.0.)6. (60.0.)
 No8. (80.0.)4. (40.0.)

(%), Fisher’s exact test. Periwound pattern: increased skin temperature is observed in the periwound area. Ankle pattern: the area of increased skin temperature extends to the ankle. Knee pattern: the area of increased skin temperature extends to the knee.

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