My dad has osteomyelitis in his right foot and Im worried about what will happen if left untreated for much longer.

My dad has osteomyelitis in his right foot. I'm worried about what will happen if it is left untreated for much longer.

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

All bone infection must be debrided and dead bone taken out. The patient should also be started on IV antibiotics immediately. I would recommend seeing a wound specialist and also starting with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help with healing. If this has not been treated at all, then I would go to the emergency room ASAP and get started with treatment.

Published on May 26, 2016

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

All bone infection must be debrided and dead bone taken out. The patient should also be started on IV antibiotics immediately. I would recommend seeing a wound specialist and also starting with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help with healing. If this has not been treated at all, then I would go to the emergency room ASAP and get started with treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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