Overview of Osteomyelitis

Margarita Cancio, MD, FACP
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Category: Bacterial Infections, Device Related Infections, Orthopedic Infections

Dr. Margarita Cancio, Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Associates of Tampa Bay, draws on her decades of experience in treating orthopedic infectious to present this overview of the management of infections of bone and joints. She begins by discussing hematogenous osteomyelitis in both children and adults, and differentiates its presentation, microbiology, surgical management, and therapy. Next, she covers contiguous osteo, relating its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and the surgical classification systems associated with it. She then differentiates between bone infections related to open fractures and closed-type fractures. Lastly, she covers prosthetic joint infections and how to interpret histopathological bone protocols.

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