Hematogenous osteomyelitis most frequently affects: (DNB June 2012)
|A||The diaphysis of long bones.|
|C||The metaphysis of long bones.|
The metaphysis of long bones
Hematogenous osteomyelitis occurs most frequently in children and involves the metaphyseal ends of long bones. The cause is thought to relate to the pattern of blood flow in the metaphysis wherein arterioles empty into numerous sinusoidal veins with sluggish blood flow favoring the lodgement of bacteria.