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The Musculoskeletal System, Part 1

1-18. OSTEOMYELITIS

This condition is an inflammatory process involving the bone. Osteomyelitis can be chronic or acute and is a pus-producing bone infection. Causes of osteomyelitis include disease-causing bacteria, lesions, trauma, and sickle cell anemia.

a. Signs/Symptoms of Osteomyelitis. Included are the following:

(1) Fever.

(2) Malaise.

(3) Localized pain.

(4) Swelling.

(5) Weakness.

(6) Surrounding tissue dies.

b. Treatment of Osteomyelitis. Treatment includes administering large doses of antibiotics intravenously and bed rest.

 

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