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Does periosteal reaction always mean bone infection? My son had a dirt bike accident. He had two wounds. One stitched with dirt still inside. Another puncture wound was noticed later. About a month later the infection was bad, 3 bacteria involved, was

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Dr. John Mancoll
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: No

It could mean inflammation near the bone affecting the lining around the bone called e periosteum. If i doubt amir can be done to look for other indications for a bone i fiction.
Fr example home marrow swelling.

In brief: No

It could mean inflammation near the bone affecting the lining around the bone called e periosteum. If i doubt amir can be done to look for other indications for a bone i fiction.
Fr example home marrow swelling.
Dr. John Mancoll
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Dr. James McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Periosteal

Periosteal reaction may be from the blunt trauma or could be from infection.
Wounds should be debrided and deep cultures taken. Infections with multiple bacterias should be treated aggressively and a consultation with an infectious diseases specialist should be sought. Best of luck.

In brief: Periosteal

Periosteal reaction may be from the blunt trauma or could be from infection.
Wounds should be debrided and deep cultures taken. Infections with multiple bacterias should be treated aggressively and a consultation with an infectious diseases specialist should be sought. Best of luck.
Dr. James McClurg
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