Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Osteomyelitis
Browse and register for related classes.
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, often developing after
an open fracture in which the bone pokes through the skin. It may also develop
after an illness or injury that damaged the skin near or over a bone.
Symptoms may include:
Antibiotic treatment is necessary to prevent destruction of bone
tissue. If the osteomyelitis is severe, surgery may be required.
Current as of:
June 4, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Concord Hospital
View Quality Data
© 2016 Concord Hospital