Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection of the bones that occurs most commonly in the feet.
The symptoms of osteomyelitis are local signs of pain, swelling and redness in the area of the infection.
Marshfield Clinic has specialists who are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.
TreatmentsYour physician will recommend a treatment plan based on the severity of each patient's condition. Treatment considerations are:
Some forms of osteomyelitis can be treated successfully with a course of antibiotics. Using this method can help avoid a chronic infection.
In severe cases, the affected bone is surgically removed.