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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain to you.: Osteomyelitis (osteo- derived from the greek word osteon, meaning bone, myelo- meaning marrow, and -itis meaning inflammation) simply means an infecti ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Infections of Bone: The term is osteomyelitis and implies that the organism responsible has gotten into bony tissue beneath the periosteum, which is a thin tissue protect ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bone infection: It is not usual for an infection in the bone to heal itself. Treatments vary widely. Infections in the bone first of all may be difficult to diagnose. ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not usually: Not usually.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Osteomyelitis: This usually produces pain over the area of bone involved, often fever and other signs and symptoms of inflammation. Diagnosis is best made by biopsy ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Purita
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Bone infections can last for up to six weeks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Fairly serious: Bone infections ( osteomyelitis ) is generally curable in its acute form with antimicrobials alone. It requires about 6 weeks of therapy, however whi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Very serious: Osteomyeolitis is a very serious condition that requires 6 or more weeks of I.V. Antibiotics. This is not something to ignore or hope that it gets bet ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray bone scan, MRI: There are few tests will do that one is x-ray but this appear in later stages, bone scan is better because it appear early. Mri another test also coul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imag ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteomyelitis: When bone get infected we call it osteomyelitis is defined as an inflammation or an infection in the bone marrow and surrounding bone. The disease is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Osteomyelitis...: Is the medical name for a bone infection and is treated for a 4-6 weeks with antimicrobials. In chronic osteomyelitis, the area must be cleared of nec ... Read More

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