We at Caneva Foot and Ankle Clinic strive to provide you with excellent care and strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on prevention, diagnoses, and treatment. Utilizing both conservative and surgical means. Please use our Podiatric library to learn more about foot problems and treatment available if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus.
This serious infection can occur from a number of sources:
• It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open fracture with the bone ends piercing the skin.
• It can spread from elsewhere in the body or through the bloodstream.
• It can result from a chronic foot wound or infection, such as a diabetic ulcer.
To diagnose the condition, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the area and may order blood tests and x-rays or other imaging studies. Treatment options include surgery and antibiotic therapy.