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What's the most effective way to treat bone infection?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: And debridement

In certain instances, the help of either a vascular or orthopaedic surgeon is needed, to remove (debride) overwhelmingly infected bone, since no amount of antibiotic will achieve a high enough level to kill bacteria.

In brief: And debridement

In certain instances, the help of either a vascular or orthopaedic surgeon is needed, to remove (debride) overwhelmingly infected bone, since no amount of antibiotic will achieve a high enough level to kill bacteria.
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Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: IV Antibiotics

It takes about six weeks for an infected bone to "turn itself over".
During this time, it is important to have high concentrations of antibiotics overwhelming the bacteria hiding there. Giving antibiotics intravenously is the most reliable way to achieve this.

In brief: IV Antibiotics

It takes about six weeks for an infected bone to "turn itself over".
During this time, it is important to have high concentrations of antibiotics overwhelming the bacteria hiding there. Giving antibiotics intravenously is the most reliable way to achieve this.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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