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Risk Factors for Bone Infection in Diabetic Wounds Identified

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

Individuals with diabetes have a greater risk for developing open wounds (ulcers) due to reduced sensation and circulation. Diabetic ulcers can become infected and severe infection may reach the bone. The medical term for bone infection is osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis associated with diabetic wounds worsens the chances of recovery. Treatment of bone infections involves prolonged antibiotic therapy and/or surgery and in some cases amputation. Continue Reading »

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