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Knee cap injured, blisters appeared, fever, swollen leg. Osteo Mellitus?

about a year ago my husband had crushed injury on from below his knee cap and got a very bad infection that put into the hosp. for 5 days there was blisters the size of silver dollar pieces. the other day at work had in his inner thigh, had a low grade fever and extreme swelling in his lower leg where the crushed injury was (the skin has stayed dark thin, num., and very sensitive to tears ) the workmen s comp. doctor thought he might have cellulitis and has been on antibiotics. The swelling has caused his skin to tear. but he also know has small blister. I was told go to the emergency room because may have Osteo Mellitus? what do you think and what is Osteo Mellitus?
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Without seeing the pt difficult to comment but there may be compartment syndrome or deep infection with sequestrum formation in bone.
Better consult orthopaedic surgeon for debridement or sequestrectomy.
Get well soon.
Thank you.
Answered: Thu, 7 Nov 2013
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