Top
20
Doctor insights on: Chronic Osteomyelitis Treat

Share
1

1
What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

Depends: Depends on where you have it, what bone is involved, the extent of the infecitons and your overall health, medications and previous treatments. You may need surgery to take out infected bone, then may need months of IV antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and more of each of these depending on response. You may need multiple doctors and treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Peter Ihle
268 doctors shared insights

Bone Infection (Definition)

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


2

2
What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can it be treated?

What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can it be treated?

Depends on type: In adults, osteomyelitis can be either acute or chronic. People with diabetes, HIV, or peripheral vascular disease are more prone to chronic osteomyelitis, which persists or recurs, despite treatment. More extensive therapy and debridement may be necessary.CRMO,chronic recurrent multifoclal osteomyel. occurs in children 5-15 yrs.Affects multiple sites for years. Autoimmune, no bacteria, rx NSAIDs. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Chronic osteomyelitis of jaw. Infection started last aug. On clyndamycin 6wks still oozing puss from sores on chin & swollen like apple. How treat?

Chronic osteomyelitis of jaw. Infection started last aug. On clyndamycin 6wks still oozing puss from sores on chin & swollen like apple. How treat?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures would help in determining the appropriate antibiotics. Debridement of infected wound and bone may be needed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be a good adjudicative treatment for a bone infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can chronic osteomyelitis affect or cause other diseases?

Can chronic osteomyelitis affect or cause other diseases?

Chronic osteo...: Can be associated with a squamous cell carcinoma in the chronic sinus tract and also can be associated with amyloidosis. In 40 years of id, I have seen no carcinomas and one case of secondary amyloidosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the best treatment for chronic osteomyelitis (left mandible)?Can someone describe to me what is chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

What is the best treatment for chronic osteomyelitis (left mandible)?Can someone describe to me what is chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

See below: Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis is an inflammatory response of the jaw bone to chronic low grade bacterial infection from caries or periodontal disease. It causes the jaw bone to expand. Treatment include eliminating the source of infection, antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen and reconstructive surgery for significant jaw deformity. ...Read more

7

7
What is chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis?

What is chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis?

Multiple bone sites: CRMO,chronic recurrent multifoclal osteomyel.Occurs in child not at same time and over years..Can occur in epiphysis, metaphysis and diaphysis of long bones, vertebrae.Characteristic lesions sometimes seen in clavicles. Biopsy shows no bacteria, but lymphocytes and plasma cells. Can result in leg length discrepancy or angulated bones.RX NSAIDS and recently EMBREL.Believed autoimmune process. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Why do I have enhancing edema after being treated for osteomyelitis c5-6 ?

Why do I have enhancing edema after being treated for osteomyelitis c5-6 ?

Marrow signal: It is normal to have edema on an MRI if you have or had osteomyelitis. Edema refers to a change in the signal characteristics of the bone marrow from normal. When a vertebrae gets infected, which is what osteomyelitis is, the signal of the marrow changes in the inflammatory process that the body uses to fight the infection. This normalizes over several months after the infection is cured. ...Read more

9

9
In cancer patients can paralysis from osteomyelitis properly treated reverse?

In cancer patients can paralysis from osteomyelitis properly treated reverse?

It depend: The reversal of the paralysis not always possible because this problem take time to developed and make permanent change in the spinal cord. If the changes are recent that is possible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is the best treatment for chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

What is the best treatment for chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

Treatment: Hyperbaric oxygen, antibiotics, surgery and eliminate the source of infection if not done already. ...Read more

12

12
Is there a doctor near Michigan that has had success in treating chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible?

Is there a doctor near Michigan that  has had success in treating  chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible?

Michigan: Have you tried the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor - excellent Oral and Maxillofacial department. ...Read more

13

13
Could you get osteomyelitis twice?

Could 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

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
How do I know that osteomyelitis is gone?

Tricky: Usually we follow inflammatory markers like the sed rate. When it normalizes it usually means the infection is gone. ...Read more

17

17
What is the definition or description of: Osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis refers to an infection that involves bone. Bone infection can develop within a bone or can develop when an infection spreads from an adjacent structure to the bone. Bone infections can sometimes take several weeks of antibiotics to cure and may also require surgical procedures to be performed to clean them out as well. ...Read more

18

18
Will osteomyelitis kill me?

Will osteomyelitis kill me?

Possible: Osteomielitis it is a severe infection of the bone. This can lead to sepsis which has a very high mortality rate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Will biopsies help to detect osteomyelitis?

Will biopsies help to detect osteomyelitis?

Yes: There are a few ways to diagnose osteo . From my experience, bone biopsies are done less these days because imaging modalities like MRI are so sensitive. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
What is the mechanism by which drug users get osteomyelitis?

Bloodborne: Usually, blood born infection , from use of non sterile needles, is the cause of bone infection in drug users. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
235 doctors shared insights

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) (Definition)

An infection of the bone where bacteria invade the bone and bone marrow. ...Read more