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A 33-year-old female asked about a 47-year-old male:

marrow oedema and stress reaction on mri septic arthritis also so doc dx osteomyelitis is that consistent with dx can surgery work? amputation a risk?

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, Yes, Yes: A septic joint ruins the cartilage in 2-4 days so usually washed out surgically 2 or 3 times or at least washed out with aspiration and irrigation by needle. And the osteomyelitis is treated early with antibiotics, or late with surgery once the bone dies. If my finger or knee was horribly infected, I might consider amputation.

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