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Osteomyelitis

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by Badash M
 

Risk Factors

Osteomyelitis is more common in males, or in young children and older adults. Other factors that increase your chance of osteomyelitis include:
 

RESOURCES

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
http://www.niams.nih.gov

Ortho Info - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Bone and joint infections. Mayo Clinic Health Letter. February 26, 2001.


Carek PJ, Dickerson LM, et al. Diagnosis and management of osteomyelitis. Am Fam Physician. 2001;63(12).


Osteomyelitis. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/orthopaedics-rheumatology/diseases-conditions/hic-osteomyelitis.aspx. Updated January 12, 2009. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Osteomyelitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 25, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Osteomyelitis. Nemours' Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases%5Fconditions/bones/osteomyelitis.html. Updated October 2013. Accessed June 19, 2014.

 

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