Duration of post-surgical antibiotics in chronic osteomyelitis: empiric or evidence-based?

Abstract

Chronic osteomyelitis is a relatively common infection and is often a lifelong disease. Traditionally, osteomyelitis has been treated with 4-6 weeks of parenteral antibiotics after definitive debridement surgery. Antibiotic-impregnated cement beads have also been used as adjuvant therapy for chronic osteomyelitis. However, this time frame of antibiotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.01.005

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@article{Haidar2010DurationOP, title={Duration of post-surgical antibiotics in chronic osteomyelitis: empiric or evidence-based?}, author={Rachid K. Haidar and Asdghig Der Boghossian and Bisharah Atiyeh}, journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases}, year={2010}, volume={14 9}, pages={e752-8} }