Programs

Bone Infection Care

Summary

Bone infections are a rare, but serious condition, and are often difficult to even diagnose. The orthopaedic and infectious disease specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine’s Bone Infection Program are setting a new standard of care for patients with osteomyelitis (infection in the bone). Diagnosis and treatment can be complex, and our program brings together experts to provide comprehensive care in a single setting. Here, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists and care providers use the latest advances in osteomyelitis care for evaluation, assessment and treatment.

Conditions Treated

  • Infected fractures
  • Infections around or involving orthopaedic implants
  • Infections of original (native) and prosthetic joints
  • Chronic infections of bone

Services

  • Medication, including infusion therapy
  • Draining the infected area
  • Removing diseased bone and tissue (debridement)
  • Restoration of blood flow to the bone
  • Removal of foreign objects such as plates or screws from a previous surgery
  • Limb salvage, limb reconstruction
  • Bone grafting
  • Limb lengthening, bone transplant
  • Amputation

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