Complications By Mayo Clinic staff Osteomyelitis complications may include: Bone

Posted by Gloria @gloria, Jul 21, 2011

Complications
By Mayo Clinic staff
Osteomyelitis complications may include:
Bone death (osteonecrosis). An infection in your bone can impede blood circulation within the bone, leading to bone death. Your bone can heal after surgery to remove small sections of dead bone. If a large section of your bone has died, however, you may need to have that limb amputated to prevent spread of the infection.
Septic arthritis. In some cases, infection within bones can spread into a nearby joint.
Impaired growth. In children, the most common location for osteomyelitis is in the softer areas, called growth plates, at either end of the long bones of the arms and legs. Normal growth may be interrupted in infected bones.
Skin cancer. If your osteomyelitis has resulted in an open sore that is draining pus, the surrounding skin is at higher risk of developing squamous cell cancer. @leoreynaverin

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Gloria – I am new at this – I am looking for a second opinion about a possible surgery – is there a way I can advice from a doctor?

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Gloria – I am new at this – I am looking for a second opinion about a possible surgery – is there a way I can advice from a doctor?

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I am not on staff at Mayo; I use their site often to gather research information. I have found that when I work with reputable doctors, they will provide names of other physicians for a second opinion. Or, you coudl always talk to your insurance company to find a physician that can render a second opinion. I have a number of great physician contacts that have become friends so I use them as a sounding board.

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Thanks Gloria for your response. I had not thought of my insurance company as a source.

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I have Kienbock’s Disease, the blood flow to the lunate is stopped. I had to have a proximal row carpectomy..last October still have not recovered. We are going to cut my ulna into this month to shorten the bone to take the pain from my tfcc which is torn into. I hope this works..

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I have Kienbock’s Disease, the blood flow to the lunate is stopped. I had to have a proximal row carpectomy..last October still have not recovered. We are going to cut my ulna into this month to shorten the bone to take the pain from my tfcc which is torn into. I hope this works..

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Hello @rebeccag and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for joining this discussion and for sharing your experience with others as well.

What type of support would be helpful to you as you approach your ulna surgery this month?

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I would like to know if anyone has had the same experience that I have encountered. I would really like to know if anyone thinks by shorting the ulnar, will it stop the pain of the tfcc? Also can a complete tear of the tfcc be repaired?

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