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Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Yes: If the leg infection exposes bone, then the bone can most definitely become infected.

Answered 8/3/2012

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Dr. David Wilson answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Yes: Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected. Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .".

Answered 7/8/2015

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Dr. Michael Korona answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

Yes: If ulcer gets infected it can spread to bone.

Answered 7/5/2012

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