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Can You Get Osteomyelitis Twice
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 ...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
Serious: Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection in the bone. This infection requires 4 to 6 weeks (or more) of intravenous antibiotics. In some cases, surgery is required for complete healing. In most cases, with early recognition and appropriate therapy, a complete recovery can be expected. ...Read more
My 11 month old son was around someone who has Osteomyelitis for two hours. Can we get it from being around them for two hours.
Unlikely: Osteomyelitis is a one infection via the bloodstream. Unless contact was made with blood ir body fluids the risk is almost zero ...Read more
Osteomyelitis: By definition is infection specifically of the bone, but the infection can spread to other areas via the bloodstream or direct extension. If it did spread to other non-bony regions it would no longer be termed osteomyelitis in those areas. ...Read more
Yes: Osteomyelitis is "infection of the bone"; it is possible to get infection either from the donor bone or introduced during the surgical procedure. ...Read more
Very rear: Donor bone go through a lot of steps to be sure is sutable and safe for human use. ...Read more
Great question: In patients who have not had surgery and now possess osteomyelitis, the typical cause is the spread of bacteria through the bloodstream. Even brushing our teeth can push bacteria into our bloodstream. Sometimes those bacteria land on a particular tissue and start an infectious process. ...Read more
My 8 month old was diagnosed with osteomyelitis in both tibias and had to have surgery and no one could explain how it happened? How did he get it?
Hematogenous: This osteomyelitis was probably hematogenous or spread through the blood stream from a distant focus of infection or from a transient bacteremia. I hope your little one is all cured now. ...Read more
Can you get osteomyelitis on the outside of a bone with no trauma to the bone itself with no infection through the blood?
I have traumatic dislocation of wrist I also suffer osteomyelitis. In a urgent orthopedic care told me to wait until monday to see if I get surgery.?
Phase I Wrist Rehab: It would be helpful to know your age and mechanism of injury. Osteomyelitis is hard to diagnose in an UC. Do you mean osteoarthritis? Wrist dislocations often occur in sports medicine. Treatment is approached in 5 phases. Phase 1 centers on control of inflammation and edema using RICE. Closed reduction is attempted after neuromuscular exam and X-rays but may fail calling for surgical reduction. ...Read more
Labs and radiographs: A combination of lab tests, x-rays and advanced imaging techniques are used to diagnose osteomyelitis. Physical exam is also very important to identify the injured area. Fever, chills, fatigue, pain and draining wounds can all be signs of a bone infection. Cbc, c- reactive protein, ESR are typical labs. Plain x-rays, mri's, bone scans and tagged wbc's scan are used to identify abnormal bone. ...Read more
Ususally pain: Swelling and redness particularly if bone close to skin surface.Fever. If pus in bone is under great pressure bone pain is likely to occur. If cortex or periosteum of bone contains abscess formation pain is also an issue due to pressure. Sometimes purulent material can cause infarction of bone, another sometimes painful process. Blood tests usually show elevated white blood cells and inflammation ...Read more
Ususally pain: Swelling and redness particularly if in bone close to skin surface. If pus in bone is under great pressure bone pain is likely to occur. If cortex or periosteum of bone contains abscess formation pain is also an issue due to pressure. Sometimes purulent material can cause infarction of bone, another sometimes painful process. Blood tests usually show elevatted white blood cells and inflammation. ...Read more
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