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Gloria
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Complications By Mayo Clinic staff Osteomyelitis complications may include: Bone

Posted by @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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Carole
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Posted by @carole1, Jul 21, 2011

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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Posted by @carole1, Jul 21, 2011

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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Posted by @gloria, Jul 21, 2011

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.


Carole
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Posted by @carole1, Jul 21, 2011

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

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