Osteomyelitis is a bone or bone marrow infection, caused by bacteria or other germs. It can occur after:
Risk factors include:
Chronic osteomyelitis can lead to bone hardening or deformity.
In adults, osteomyelitis most often affects the:
Advanced treatment at a wound healing center, such as systemic hyperbaric oxygen therapy, can increase blood flow to the infected area and help speed healing.
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