Osteomyelitis

Also known as: Hematogenous osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection, usually caused by bacteria, that can be either acute or chronic. This disorder usually occurs as a result of an infection in one part of the body that is transported through the bloodstream to a bone in a distant location. Among children and teens, the long bones of the legs and arms are most frequently affected. In adults, osteomyelitis most often affects the vertebrae of the spine and/or the hips.
Providence Orthopedic Institute offers professional treatment for adults and children in the following areas: joint reconstruction and revisions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and upper extremity surgery, fracture care, trauma care and sports injuries. We use a variety of assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and to develop a plan of care that is tailored to the needs of each patient.