ABSTRACT – Osteomyelitis is an infection and inflammation in a bone or of bone marrow. Infection may occur in...
Osteomyelitis is an infection and inflammation in a bone or of bone marrow. Infection may occur in a bone itself by exposure to germs due to an injury which gets carried through blood stream or nearby tissues. People with chronic illness such as diabetes and kidney failure are more prone to get affected with this condition. It commonly affects long bones of legs, upper arms, spine and the pelvis. In Chronic Osteomyelitis, a bone may die eventually.
- Germs or infection from other body parts can reach to the weak section of bone through bloodstream.
- Injury or surgery: Bacteria can enter through wounds or during bone surgeries
- Weakened immune system
- Pre-existing conditions or other chronic illnesses