Management of bone infections in adults: the surgeon's and microbiologist's perspectives.

  title={Management of bone infections in adults: the surgeon's and microbiologist's perspectives.},
  author={G Mouzopoulos and Nikolaos K Kanakaris and George M. Kontakis and Oghofori Obakponovwe and R. Bruce Townsend and Peter V Giannoudis},
  volume={42 Suppl 5},
Bone infection in adults is a potentially devastating complication following trauma or surgery. The clinician should diagnose osteomyelitis based on certain clinical manifestations and on laboratory and imaging findings. For pathogen identification, the treating surgeon should take appropriate tissue samples. Close collaboration with microbiologists is of paramount importance to dictate the appropriate duration and type of antibiotics to be administered. Treatment of acute osteomyelitis… CONTINUE READING
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