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Could you get vertebral osteomyelitis from a donor bone?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Osteomyelitis is "infection of the bone"; it is possible to get infection either from the donor bone or introduced during the surgical procedure.

In brief: Yes

Osteomyelitis is "infection of the bone"; it is possible to get infection either from the donor bone or introduced during the surgical procedure.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Any surgery, including those that involve donor bone or bone grafting have the potential of becoming infected or introducing an infection.
While your surgeon will take all precautions to prevent it, if the donor bone is used in your were rare and gets infected, this could lead to osteomyelitis.

In brief: Yes

Any surgery, including those that involve donor bone or bone grafting have the potential of becoming infected or introducing an infection.
While your surgeon will take all precautions to prevent it, if the donor bone is used in your were rare and gets infected, this could lead to osteomyelitis.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
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