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Is It Possible For Certain Infections In The Finger To Erode The Bone
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
Broke my finger 3 weeks ago. Last week i developed a red hot, patch at base of one of the broken bones. Skin hasn't been broken. Infection possible?
Broken finger: Yes this is a complication, and you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Got a fish bone in my finger took it out but dis happened 2monts ago now da same part is swollen and it hurts should i worry can dis cause infection?
Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?
No: There is always a reason. Generally it may involve the organism causing the infection, the treatment used and its duration, whether a primary focus of infection has been overlooked or inapparent, and other factors. The patient should be seen by an infectious diseases expert and possibly an orthopedic surgeon working together. ...Read more
I had tkr feb. 2012, had issues since, had bone scan monday, sept 9. Results were possible infection, loosening, or trauma. Please help me understand.
Osteomyelitis: A bone scan may only reveal metabolic/physiologic changes in the area and not yield a specific diagnosis, but is suggestive of infection, as is loosening of the tkr. If you are only seeing the orthopedist would strongly suggest you request a consult with an infectious diseases expert. This is potentially very serious and will require both to resolve the issue if it is infected. Go soon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?
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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