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Osteomyelitis: Chronic


Defining Characteristics

Occurs over weeks/months/yrs; necrotic bone w/ loss of vascular supply, swelling

Disease Development

Untreated acute osteomyelitis

Risk factors

Ortho surgeries


Assess response after tx with ESR, CRP

Conventional Treatment

Surgical debridement, drainage, obliteration of dead space, wound coverage
Cure = resolution of signs and sx for >1y