Orthopedics Questions? Ask an Orthopedist for Answers ASAP
A retained suture can be the nidus for ongoing inflammation and an infection that does not heal with antibiotics.
A soft tissue infection that is particularly aggressive or does not heal completely can extend down through the periosteum into the bone.
This is possible. Often there are several factors responsible for a prolonged infection. Your ID doctor should be able to culture the wound and tell you the likely culprit or culprits with regard to micro-organisms responsible for your wound.