Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Osteomyelitis in Children

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If you suspect osteomyelitis, it's important to contact your doctor immediately. The goal of treatment is to relieve the pain and completely treat the infection. In most cases, the infection is cured with antibiotic medication. In severe cases, the infection can be very destructive to the bone, surrounding muscles, tendons and blood vessels, which may require the amputation of the infected limb.

Treatment may include:

  • antibiotics (to fight the infection)
  • pain medications
  • surgery (to clean out the infected area in and around the bone)
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