Osteomyelitis in adults

  Necrosis of the bone. (Contrast with inflammation in Acute Osteomyelitis)   Osteomyelitis in adults usually presents in a patient with diabetes or/and  peripheral arterial disease. Usual presentation –  an ulcer or a soft tissue infection.  It should be suspected in patients with  with direct trauma or a history of orthopedic surgery. Most probably it can be seen in  the patient with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. If untreated it can be complicated by open fracture . Almost 27% of incidence of Osteomyelitis develop into open fracture within 3 months if untreated.   Presentation may be delayed up to 6 weeks or more after symptom onset Localized bone pain Erythema and swelling … Continue reading