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Osteomyelitis is an infection involving the bone caused by various microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. These organisms can infect the bones in several ways:

  • through the bloodstream from other infected areas of the body
  • injury – bacteria enter the bone through a traumatic wound
  • direct extension – spread to the bone from an adjacent wound or infection


Although the most common bacterial pathogens are species of Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas, it is important to identify the organism(s) responsible for each individual osteomyelitis infection. To do this, the infected tissues are sampled (biopsied) and incubated in the laboratory to grow as living cultures. The organisms are then identified according to their growth characteristics and appearance under the microscope. Once identified, they are tested for their sensitivity to various antibiotics.

Where Do These Organisms Come From?
Organisms gain access to the bone either by direct inoculation or are carried by the blood stream from some other site of infection. Traumatic inoculations (gunshot wounds, accidents, open fractures, open surgery, etc.) account for 88 percent of the osteomyelitis cases.

Factors making patients more prone to develop bone infection include:

  • Diabetes
  • Use of steroids
  • Poor nutrition
  • Extensive scarring
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Cancer
  • Previous radiation therapy
  • Organ failure
  • Old age


The basic Bone Infection Treatment of osteomyelitis involves the following:

  • Debridement: All infected, and compromised tissues are surgically excised, including skin, muscle, tendon, ligaments, and bone. Foreign bodies and surgical implants are removed.
  • Rest: The tissues must rest and recover under the protection of good nutrition, antibiotics, and adequate blood flow.
  • Reconstruction: When the debrided wound has healed, form and function can safely be restored using any and all orthopedic techniques.


There are several types of treatment for osteomyelitis and similar bone infections, including:

  • Free Tissue Transfers
  • Bone Grafts
  • Antibiotic Beads
  • External Fixators
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

 

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Infected Bone 

Infected Bone

 CT Scan Of Infected Bone

CT Scan Of Infected Bone

 Infected Bone with Pus

Infected Bone with Pus

 Bone Cleaned

Bone Cleaned

Antibiotic Bead Chain 

Antibiotic Bead Chain

 Post Operative X-Ray

Post Operative X-Ray

Post Operative X-Ray
Post Operative X-Ray

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