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what are some ways to get a staff infection out of the bone without amputation?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Antimicrobials...: Can certainly be curative for staphylococcal osteomyelitis. Sometimes, if the infection has been present for some length of time, cleaning up of the bone to remove areas of devitalized bone is needed. Amputation for osteomyelitis per se is rarely needed.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nonsurgical/surgical: Options include debridement of bone, intravenous antibiotics, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Placement of antibiotic impregnated beads can help as well
Apr 7, 2013

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