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Bone Infection

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This page lists the treatments that can be done during an outpatient visit and those that usually need to be undertaken as an inpatient (staying in hospital).

As an outpatient

When you visit as an outpatient we try to perform plain X-rays at the same outpatient visit.  You may also have an ultrasound.  In addition, joint or abscess aspiration may also be performed.  However, MRI or CT scanning is not routinely performed in this visit except by prior arrangement.

As an inpatient

  • Removal metalware
  • Arthrodesis
  • Ilizarov frame
  • Monolateral fixator
  • Ring fixator
  • External fixator
  • Bone graft
  • Amputation
  • Plastic surgery
  • Free flap
  • Muscle flap
  • Excision osteomyelitis
  • Debridement
  • Curettage
  • Reaming
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Intravenous antibiotics
  • Long-term antibiotics
  • Home IV therapy
  • OPAT
  • Sinogram
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Ultra-sound scan
  • Abscess drainage
  • One stage revision
  • Two stage revision
  • Debridement and retention
  • Salvage antibiotic therapy
  • Suppression antibiotic therapy
  • Fusion
  • Hickman insertion
  • PICC insertion.