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Table 4 The standardized surgical dictation with suggested terminology

From: Making the equivocal unequivocal: standardization of clean margins in diabetic foot osteomyelitis

DescriptorTerminology
DensityHard, Soft
Anatomic StructureErosion, Cortical integrity, Fracture, Bone Marrow infiltration, Caliber, Cartilage
Vascular ThrombosisPaprika Sign, Presence of clot
ColorWhite, Yellow, Black, Gray
Draining SinusPus in bone