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A 33-year-old member asked:

could you get osteomyelitis twice?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes it's possible to get more than once.
Dr. Jake Heiney
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes osteomyelitis: Osteomyelitis is difficult to eradicate and often can "reappear" even after years. But certainly it can occur more than once.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: May get recurrent osteomyelitis in same location if not treated thoroughly.May get osteomyelitis at different site.Multifocal osteo. can occur simultaneously in multiple locations.MRSA osteomyelitis has tendency to be multifocal.CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyeltis can affect 2 to 11 or more sites.Not necessarily at same time not caused by bacteria.Autoimmune process treated with NSAIDs
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
YES....: of course. Same bone or different bone.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Paralysis: It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord. The paralysis in this case would be permanent.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Continuity?: Ask to an infectious disease specialist. Maybe continuity with the teeth and dental abscesses which are close to it. Other reason may be the structure of the bone at the jaw. Pts. On chemotherapy receiving medications for osteoporosis i.e. Alendronate have a particular weak structure of the bone there.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on where you have it, what bone is involved, the extent of the infecitons and your overall health, medications and previous treatments. You may need surgery to take out infected bone, then may need months of IV antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and more of each of these depending on response. You may need multiple doctors and treatments. Good luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Destruction to bone: A chronic penetrating cellular infection can cause this. The risk can be high if untreated including sepsis.
CA
A 24-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
General Practice 27 years experience
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, surgery is common as well as long term IV antibiotics. If chronic and severe amputation is possible.

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