Dead soft skin tissue removed from the bone does it mean infection has spread to bone and how serious is it if it has?

Could have! Discuss. with your surgeon, as I am sure he took samples from the bone or the fluid from the marrow, if he was concerned about infection. So talking to him should be beneficial.

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Just had dead soft skin tissue removed from the bone was told infection has started spreading 2 the bone?

Debridement needed. Curing some types of infections like decubitus ulcers sometimes requires removing tissue. Your doctor should be able to tell what is live and what is dead tissue. In your case, it sounds like infection needed debridement or cleaning all the way down to the bone. Hopefully your doctors can manage this well-- you are treatable. If u have access to a Wound Center that would be ideal. Don't lose hope. Read more...

What is a sign of bone infection during a depridment is it dead soft skin tissue round the bone the remove?

Mostly one suspects. it from the bone scans, XRays, or MRI/CT scans + the lab work indicates an infective picture. But most importantly it will be the presentation of the Pt, who will have acute pain with tenderness, fever, chills, etc. or obvious pus discharging. During surgery depending how long its been; pus maybe present, color changes in the bone, absence of bleeding from bone maybe seen. Read more...
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