1. Health

Bone Infections - Osteomyelitis - Joint Infections

Infections of bones and joints are serious problems. Treatment of osteomyelitis (bone infections) and septic arthritis (joint infections) may require antibiotics and sometimes surgery.

Are Operating Rooms Cold To Prevent Infection?
It is commonly thought that cold operating rooms help prevent infection... Not true, in fact, keeping patients warm during surgery can help prevent infections.

Septic Joint
A septic joint in an infection of bacteria within the joint space. A joint is the connection of two bones. The knee, hip, and shoulder are all joints, and when a bacterial infection occurs in that joint, it is called a septic joint.

Are Operating Rooms Cold To Prevent Infection?
It is commonly thought that cold operating rooms help prevent infection... Not true, in fact, keeping patients warm during surgery can help prevent infections.

How to Prevent Surgical Infections - Infection Prevention After Surgery
Infections following surgical procedures are a concern for any patient. While the risk of an infection after surgery is usually small, the problems of an infection can be serious. All infections should be aggressively treated, and every effort should be made at preventing infections.

Infections of Joints
Septic arthritis develops when bacteria spread from a source of infection through the bloodstream to a joint or the joint is directly infected by traumatic penetration or surgical procedures.

Septic Arthritis - Joint Infection
A description of septic arthritis, which, if not properly and quickly diagnosed, can lead to joint destruction.

Heterotopic Ossification
Heterotopic ossification is the formation of bone within soft-tissues of the body. Heterotopic bone may require surgical excision.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.