8 doctors weighed in:

Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected.
Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .".

In brief: Yes

Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected.
Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .".
Dr. David Wilson
Dr. David Wilson
Thank
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the leg infection exposes bone, then the bone can most definitely become infected.

In brief: Yes

If the leg infection exposes bone, then the bone can most definitely become infected.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Thank
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

If ulcer gets infected it can spread to bone.

In brief: Yes

If ulcer gets infected it can spread to bone.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors