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What Are Sighs Pf Osteomylitis In The Feet
Have 6 screws+1plate in r foot 6m post lisfranc fusion. Had both mrsa+osteomylitis in r foot. No injury but had sudden severe pain in r foot today?
See doc: Sudden pain after a step may indicate breakage of the metal or a stress reaction in one of your bones. If it cam on over a short time unassociated with walking it could be a recurrence of infection. Sometimes means nothing just breaking up of scar tissue. See your doc sooner than latter if cannot put weight on foot or persists. ...Read more
A long history of osteomyelitis in my foot I now have a caused by a screw that I stepped on by accident and is not healing why?
When you say not: Healing the problem is we don't know what treatment you tried so far…antibiotics should be guided by bone culture. Antibiotic impregnanted beads may be helpful, infected bone may have to be removed, sometimes, hyperbaric oxygen can be helpful. Would need to know more to me of more help... ...Read more
Osteomyelitis in foot, insulin diabetic, antibiotic drip for 1 week, still no better, do you think there is any chance of getting better.?
Many times, IV antibiotics are required for six weeks. But, after one week, your white count should be less and you shouldn't have a fever. Your albumin should be looked at for healing. Your doctor should look at the "total lymphocyte count." Check foot pulses for circulation; you may need a Doppler test. If not improving, should get a bone sample verifying bacteria.
Good luck! Dr. Latva ...Read more
Foot Infection: That is horrible. I'm not sure what your question is today, but I'm sure it can be answered by the qualified Physicians and Nurses caring for you in the hospital. ...Read more
22yr/Latino /190lbs/ 6ft tall I'm constantly having hand and feet cramps can it be sighs of a blood clot or a stroke? My diet is not so great.
Improve your diet: The cramps may be due to many reasons including dehydration, muscle strain, inactivity, and/or poor diet. The cramps in your hands and feet are less likely to be due to a bood clot or stroke. Improving your diet and overall health may help with your cramps. See your physician for an evaluation if the symptoms persist or worsen. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/musclecramps. Html ...Read more
Depends: Vertebral osteomyelitis by itself is usually not contagious. If associated with tuberculosis or other systemic infection can get infection from secretions of pulmonary component of disease. MRSA (methicilllin resistent staphylococcus aureus) can involve bone and have skin lesions that can be contagious. ...Read more
Yes: Some people suffer from that from dental abcess. ...Read more
Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail. Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. ...Read more
Continuity?: Ask to an infectious disease specialist. Maybe continuity with the teeth and dental abscesses which are close to it. Other reason may be the structure of the bone at the jaw. Pts. On chemotherapy receiving medications for osteoporosis i.e. Alendronate have a particular weak structure of the bone there. ...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
Jaw infection: Refractory osteomyelitis of the lower jaw is a term to describe an infection of bone that is resistant to the treatment methods and/or antibiotics that have been used. Refractory means persistent and resistant to treatment methods. In other words, it is not getting better in spite of attempts to treat it. ...Read more
Osteomyelitis: Not sure I can answer that easily. Osteomyelitis is a bone infection and unfortunately these are more difficult to treat in diabetics. A lot depends on the status of your blood flow. The antibiotics need good blood flow to work so if you have good flow it generally improves the prognosis. Also, good sugar control helps. ...Read more
Bad shape: Hi. That's some bad shape you're in. Most likely your cellulitis & osteomyelitis are in a foot. You need a wound clinic, wound debridement, longterm IV antibiotics, assure adequate arterial supply (may require revascularization), maybe hyperbaric oxygen, and really good, tight blood sugar control. I hope this can be healed and not require amputation; amputation is not the end of the world, however ...Read more
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
Localized to 1 place: It means that it's an infection of a specific, localized part of the body (in this case, bone) rather than a generalized infection. ...Read more
Yes: Vertebral osteomyelitis is usually acquired after surgery on the spine or by hematogenous or blood stream spread. The bacteria are only in the bloodstream intermittently so blood cultures can be positive or sterile. Patients with more continuous bacteremia often have underlying heart valve infections, endocarditis. ...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
The bone infection:
Will likely affect the bone, the problem is the infection can make the person sick.
If it is any consolation I treat many people with osteomyelitis of the feet. Many are diabetic. None have died from the osteomyelitis. Many may have had parts of the feet removed but none died directly from the bone infection. It is usually from the comorbidity they die from. I.E bad heart etc. ...Read more
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
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
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