The main cause of bone infection is bacterial infection, most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It is an infectious disease that often affects individuals under the age of 13. Bone infection has characteristic symptoms such as purulent discharge from a sinus tract, difficulty in moving the affected limb, limping, fever, malaise, chills, as well as swelling, pain, and redness of the tissues above the site of bone inflammation. Diagnosis of the condition involves X-rays and blood tests. Bone infection requires treatment, and without proper surgical procedures or antibiotics, it can lead to joint inflammation, bone necrosis, or growth disturbances.
Bone infection – how to treat it?
We have already described bone infection – you know what it is, its causes, and symptoms. Now it’s time to focus on the most important part. At the Paley European Institute, we understand the importance of properly treating bone infections. Typically, antibiotic therapy or infection-fighting antibodies are used. However, in many cases, this proves to be insufficient. That’s when it’s worth seeking professional help. At the Paley European Institute, we perform limb-saving surgical procedures using bone transport protocol, bone joint compression protocol, and bone lengthening techniques. After the surgery, we also provide physiotherapy care.
We invite you to learn about the story of Mr. Krzysztof, who underwent an innovative bone transport procedure at PEI using our proprietary modification with cables, which changed his life for the better. [LINK TO THE VIDEO]
Pediatric orthopedics is our specialty. Contact us when you need assistance with bone infection.