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Bone Infection In Finger
Not common: If the fracture is truly closed, bacteria should not be able to infect the bone since it isn't exposed to the outside environment. Fractures, where bone is penetrated through the skin or visible through a wound, have variable infection rates based on the size of the wound and the time until the patient receives antibiotics. ...Read more
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
See orthopedist: I would see an orthopedic doctor for advice on this. ...Read more
Index finger sweeling problem several days ago, my right hand index finger swelled up in the area of distal phalanx. Swelling occurred in soft tissue above distal phalanx on the palm side, closer to joint between distal and middle phalanxes than to the tu
I : I wonder if you had bleeding from a small blood vessel. If a small blood vessel tore, it would cause bleeding and discoloration. It sounds like there was no injury that you recall, which makes it very unusual to have the swelling or the tear in the blood vessel. If you have this happen again or see bruising or discoloration, you should be seen and evaluated, or of course if you had any signs of infection in your hand. ...Read more
I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..
Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint
Foot cut through deep, and bone broken. What's the chance of bone infection after it's stitched up?
Can happen: Any time the skin is broken, bacteria can get in. Infection is more common in diabetics and people with vascular disease, though it happens to healthy people also. Your doctor will probably give antibiotics and a tetanus shot depending on the nature of the cut and break as well as cleaning instructions. If you use tobacco, please stop if at all possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Osteoarthritis of the knee joint can't walk with it due to osteomyelitis i had 10 CM removed and grew bone back but it's deformed none of the bone ?
Hello, my mom has bad swelling at bone joint by base of thumb of side of wrist above thumb. Also bad swelling & pain of middle finger. Is this osteo?
Needs to be seen: Most probably artritis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?
My right middle finger metacarpal bone was fractured.orthopedic surgeon put 2 pins from external side but bone was not in its real place.
Sure: Any joint can be affected by infection. ...Read more
Very swollen middle right finger at the last joint but numb but to the top but painfull to the palm of my hand feels like in the bone. Infection prob?
The? Is confusing-: -but it sounds like the tip of the finger is swollen & tight as well as numb. If there was a penetrating wound, like a thorn... It could B an infection in the pulp of the tip, but these initially R very painful. If it's more in the joint area, it could B a tendon sheath infec. Both conditions R serious, if it is painful 2 flex it, call Ur ortho guy 4 eval. ...Read more
Not likely but...: If you have an underlying medical problem such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, and if the infection spreads into the bloodstream and you are immunocompromised, death can (rarely) treat it. Taking it seriously, getting the medical and/or surgical care needed reduces the likelihood of this way down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bonemarrow infection: Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks will lead to cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteomyelitis: This infection of the maxillary bone will best be managed by an oral surgeon, hopefully in collaboration with an infectious diseases expert. The most common organism is actinomyces species, but any of the oral/periodontal flora may be involved. As in most forms of osteomyelitis a combination of surgical debridement combined with long tern antibiotic will be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Exam, x-rays, labs: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have to go to : The doctor, this very serious problem and the diagnosis and the treatment is not easily done. ...Read more
My son got bit by a dog and is in the hospital with a bone infection. How long does it take to recover?
What do you suggest if my son got bit by a dog and is in the hospital with a bone infection. anyone ever had one and how long did it take to recover?
Osteomyelitis : Bone infections are usually treat with two or three weeks of IV antibiotics. Occasionally, treatment can be completed at home with a surgically inserted 'port', which a home health nurse will use to administer the medication. ...Read more
It all depends: On many variables including what medical issues you have. If there is good circulation, which bone, how much of it is infected, is there any soft tissue infection etc. In general, there is long term antibiotics or surgical excision of bone. There are pros and cons of each therapy. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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