Osteomyelitis in long bones.

  title={Osteomyelitis in long bones.},
  author={Luca Lazzarini and Jon T. Mader and Jason H Calhoun},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={86-A 10},
Osteomyelitis in long bones remains challenging and expensive to treat, despite advances in antibiotics and new operative techniques. Plain radiographs still provide the best screening for acute and chronic osteomyelitis. Other imaging techniques may be used to determine diagnosis and aid in treatment decisions. The decision to use oral or parenteral antibiotics should be based on results regarding microorganism sensitivity, patient compliance, infectious disease consultation, and the surgeon's… CONTINUE READING

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