Osteomyelitis n septic arthritis surgery today. What chances of full recovery? Recovery time? How long does it take to clear the infection? Thank you
Depends. Infection in the joint and bone needs to be removed surgically. Typically one surgery is enough to remove all infected areas and a course of antibiotics for at least 10-14 days after. In many patients this operation needs to be repeated and can take months to heal. Your surgeon will best give you the expected time of healing and recovery. Good luck!