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Table 2 Osteomyelitis scoring system—micro-CT

From: A rabbit osteomyelitis model for the longitudinal assessment of early post-operative implant infections

Osteomyelitis grade Morphological changes
0 No radiologic abnormalities
1 Mild periosteal reaction
Mild cortical thickening
2 Evident periosteal reaction
Evident cortical thickening
Mild osteolysis
3 Extensive cortical thickening
Focal loss of cortical wall
Evident osteolysis
4 Extensive cortical thickening
Loss of cortical morphology
Loss of spongeous morphology
  Extensive osteolysis