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Bone and joint infections 

Bone and joint infections
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Bone and joint infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0022
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter provides an overview of inflammations of the joint space and bones, such as arthritis and bursitis, including osteomyelitis and bone destruction and formation of sequestra. The chapter also includes prosthetic joint infections such as hip and knee replacements. It also describes diabetic foot infections, defined as any inframalleolar infection in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Infections include paronychia, cellulitis, myositis, abscesses, necrotizing fasciitis, septic arthritis, tendonitis, and osteomyelitis.

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