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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is bone infection?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Exam, x-rays, labs
Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion.
Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help.

In brief: Exam, x-rays, labs
Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion.
Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bone infection
This can be diagnosed with different tests including an indium scan, mri, and blood tests.

In brief: Bone infection
This can be diagnosed with different tests including an indium scan, mri, and blood tests.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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