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What is the prognosis for a osteomyelitis suffering person?

Our son has been a quad for almost 16 years and is currently on iv antibiotics after havi.g surgical debasement of a pressure sore about 10cm by 7cm, 2 inches deep on his right hip area that includes his tailbone His Infectious Disease Dr told him a CT scan showed osteomyelitis. What are his chances of survival of this condition.
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Hello there I have read through your question and understand your concern. Osteomyelitis is a treatable condition and can be completely cured with the help of proper antibiotics. It is very important to treat it aggressively to prevent any permanent deformity of the affected bone. You should consult an orthopaedician who can guide you better regarding the further course of action. I hope that answers your question. If you have any further questions please feel free to write. Thank you for choosing healthcare magic.
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