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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versão impressa ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.8 no.2 Pretoria Jan. 2009

 

CASE REPORT

 

Actinomycosis of the calcaneus - a case report

 

 

RM Atwaru; MN Rasool

FCS(SA)(Ortho); Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Department of Orthopaedics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Correspondence

 

 

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Correspondence:
MN Rasool
Department of Orthopaedics
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag 7
Congella 4013
Tel: +27 31 260-4297; Fax: +27 31 260-4518
E-mail: Katia@ukzn.ac.za

 

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