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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Orthopedics

Advisor

Dr. Nancy Reid, MHA, DHSc, PA-C

Abstract

ABSTRACT

To establish means of understanding and containing osteomyelitis, it is imperative to highlight the classification of the disease, the Wald Vogel classification system being the best choice owing to its ability to discuss the disease in a broader overview. The system serves as the mainstay of the study to pave way for the categorization of osteomyelitis into chronic osteomyelitis, hematogenous osteomyelitis, and osteomyelitis secondary to the contiguous focus of the infections. The paper also sought to clarify that there are various bacteria that specifically attack patients with different histories of infection. In contrary, it would be impossible to diagnose and treat osteomyelitis without taking note of the skeletal histology and anatomy subsequent to conducting the culture and bone biopsy and X-rays. Immediately the diagnosis is undertaken, treatment should follow to prevent osteomyelitis from progressing to difficult levels. This paper affirms that surgical debridement, parenteral antibiotic agents of the β-Lactam antibiotics, proper antimicrobial therapy, and amputation are the most probable treatment methods for osteomyelitis.

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