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can chronic osteomyelytis be debilitating

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can chronic osteomyelytis be debilitating

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Chronic osteomyelitis can be debilitating sometimes.

Mysticdoc :

The infection may remain in the bone even with antibiotic courses.

Mysticdoc :

In that case, the infected bone is removed like in your case.

Mysticdoc :

The swelling is likely from the damage to the blood vessels at the affected area.

Mysticdoc :

This is challenging to treat.

Mysticdoc :

But compression stockings may be used during walking to prevent swelling.

Mysticdoc :

Did yoy discuss with your doctor regarding the options?

Customer:

yedis, he thinks i will be disabled because of the edema and pain i experience with any prolonged standing or sitting. what do u think

Mysticdoc :

I think it is possible given the chronic problem.

Mysticdoc :

Now there can be vascular studies done to look for any damage to the blood vessels.

Mysticdoc :

In some cases that may be fixed surgically.

Mysticdoc :

But you need to consult with a vascular surgeon

Customer:

what kind of surgery would that b

Mysticdoc :

Vascular surgery.

Customer:

can u explain what that entails

Mysticdoc :

in case of blockage to the blood vessel, they can put a stent or a graft to open up the circulation.

Customer:

ok thankx you've been helpful,,bye now,

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