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What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

It is a long standing infection in the bones.
It is usually treated with antibiotics but may require surgery to remove the infected bone.

In brief: See below

It is a long standing infection in the bones.
It is usually treated with antibiotics but may require surgery to remove the infected bone.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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