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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
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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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
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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