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What causes osteomyelitis?

i have osteomyelitis and this is my 3rd bout i am going into hospital in 3 weeks for another operation on the front of my femur the other 2 infections were on the side of my femur the consultant said i will be in for at least 2/3 weeks as hes doing a debridement and removing the abscess why is it coming back as ive never had an open wound or anything like that what does a debridement mean
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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Hi,

Antibiotics are the treatment of choice.
Consult an orthopedic and get evaluated.
Wound cleaning also be required.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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