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Risk Factors

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


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Ortho Info - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



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