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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
INFECTION IN THE BOE: Usually a bacteria but can be fungal, etc.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it's possible to get more than once.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
26 years experience in General Practice
Bone infection: This is a very difficult treatment problem, let alone a diagnosis problem. The infection can be seen with a bone scan or mri. Once it is diagnosed, su ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Few days if : No trearment given.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience in Hand Surgery
Pain: Depending on the location, it can present in a variety of ways: fever, pain, redness, a draining wound, swelling. In any case, osteomyelitis is a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Symptoms of bone infections can be quite variable depending on what bone is involved and how acute or chronic the infection is. Acute bone infections ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tricky: Usually we follow inflammatory markers like the sed rate. When it normalizes it usually means the infection is gone.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: While pain can accompany osteomyelitis it is not universally present and the diagnosis is usually made by a combination of history taking, physical ex ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Bad to the Bone: Serious
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Osteomyelitis is hard to diagnose and treat. It can remain dormant for years or decades, even after aggressive treatment.
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