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  • anyone out there who has a fused hip (arthrodesis)?

    Hi all am new to this site and am desperate to have communication with anyone who has had a similar operation. I had undiagnosed osteomyelitis as a baby and my hip was fused at about 1 years old. After spending nearly entire childhood on and off in hospital for long periods of time with full …

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  • Anyone recovered/recovering from Osteomyelitis?

    I've had five surgeries and five picc lines to treat chronic acute osteo in my lower jawbone. I still have severe pain, albeit the swelling is minimal. I am not sure if I should get more testing/x-rays done or move on to a pain management specialist. Seems like osteo specialists/infectious …

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  • Osteomyelitis is Maxillary area

    Hello. I was just diagnosed with Osteomyelitis of the upper left maxillary area after suffering for the last few years with facial swelling, intense dizziness, & stabbing pains spreading from my ear to jaw. Needless to say this has been an absolute nightmare & I figured I would share my …

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  • Jaw osteomyelitis

    Help? I'm new here and I'm losing my mind over this osteomyelitis. My infection started in May this year after my hyoid and tongue suspension surgery. I suffered with months of oral antibiotics and pus drainage before they finally did surgery to scrape the infection off my jaw bone and …

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  • Swelling/bone pain/lower jaw

    Last year I had a sinus procedure through my mouth- (biggest mistake!). I developed swelling lower jaw area. Ent states it not infected not sure how I got that swelling as he would expect swelling above lip area not lower jaw - weird something happened. Had a lot of pain inside mouth after from a …

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  • 22 years old With Osteomyelitis in my jaw- 8 years of pain -

    It is quite difficult to start writing about something which has been such a big part of my life for 8 years. I will start from the beginning... It started when I was 14 out of nowhere. The dentist I saw said I had a displaced jaw bone and this was the reason for my pain. I will always remember …

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  • Childhood Osteomyelitis, Long-Term Effects as Adult.

    A recent string of events have led me to investigate how osteomyelitis as an infant might have long-term effects as an adult. I've tried to do a little digging around the see if I could find anything, but I've found nothing so far that explains the effects over a lifetime. As an infant I …

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  • Osteomyelitis Support

    Can anyone recommend a support group/charity/etc for osteomyelitis or those who suffered from microbiological induced illness? Also can anyone recommend a really good firm of solicitors who specialise in this field?

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  • Jaw Infection

    Underwent wisdom tooth extraction. Developed an infection. Was treated with surgical debridement and 4 wks of IV antibiotics (ertapenem). Two weeks into IV and MRI revealed inflammation, no infection, thus no osteo. However, treatment continued for 2 more weeks. Bone biopsy came back and was not …

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  • Osteomyelitis of the jaw in adulthood

    My experience has not been anywhere near as horrific as some people's, and the physical impact considerably less, but I have found it interesting how few people in this group have had this disease as an adult. I was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis of the jaw just over two and half years ago, at …

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  • Living with Osteomyelitis

    I have never met or spoken to anyone with this condition before. I decided 3 days ago to find other sufferers and was given the link that brought me here. It is a big relief to find that I am not the only one, especially after living with this illness for most of my life. I got infected on a …

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  • Lower Back Osteomyelitis

    I had knee surgery about a month ago and about 80% of the medical personal believe that's where it came from.  Woke up one morning with a dull back ache and thought it was from the physical therapy I was doing for my knee. As the day progressed it got so bad my sister and husband had to …

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  • Hip fusion

    Interested in finding a specialist that has success converting from fusion to THR? After almost 50 years

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  • Still have osteomyelitis?

    Hi all I'm new here. Just getting nervous, because the week of July 4th after a camping trip I was admitted to the hospital with osteomyelitis of the calcaneus (and possibly according to the MRI) the talus. I spent almost 3 weeks in the hospital having a debrediedment of the bottom of my foot …

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  • Big toe joint replacement-possible infection?

    I crushed my big toe joint 3 years ago and since then I’ve had 3 surgeries to fix it. In October I had the joint replaced and it was good till 4 weeks ago!  My toe started with pain and swelling (I barely hit it on my couch cushion and throught it was from that and would go away) but it got …

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  • Chronic Pains - Treatment Options

    Yo! I've had Osteomyelitis when I was younger and deteriorated my left femur and hip joint-- needless to say I've had over 18 surgeries to repair and reconstruct my hip and lengthening my leg. It was assumed that I would at least need 3-4 hip replacements in my lifetime. However, from my …

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  • Moving on after osteomyelitis

    Hi everyone,  I’m amazed at how many people of all ages have had or or having issues with this terrible condition to date.  The courage and strength I’ve gained thru reading many of your own stories truly inspire me to live the best life that I can.  I too had my left below knee …

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  • HBOT may help!

    I have read many of the posts here and am amazed that there has been no mention of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for osteomyelitis.  While I don't know where any of you live there are many centres across North America that would provide this kind of treatment.   In Ontario Canada, it is …

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  • How Osteomylits has affected people as they grew older .

    Hi, Having had Osteomylitis as a young child ( left shin ) I would be very interested to know how it affects people as the years go on. I am now 52 years old For me , even though there isn't any sign of infection I have been in contact pain .Strangely not in the infected area but in my left …

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  • Chronic Osteomyelitis is back?

    Hi all. I'm new here. The last 5 years has been devastating. It started with foot pain. I don't like going to doctors so I ignored it. Months later I couldn't take it so I went. I had a bone tumor and that was causing pain. I was referred out. The new doc removed the tumor. I kept …

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  • Possible bone infection help...

    Hello People. I usually don't trust free websites but I'd like to get opinions from people who are going through similar concerns.  And what they can help me and if I can help them with this post.  So , my white filling of the molar tooth fell, which I had since like 10 years ago. …

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  • I would love to smile

    I am new to the group and have osteomyelitis of the face I have had two surgeries and have had my right lower jaw removed I have approximately a 22 scar right below my jaw where the incision was made I also had pulmonary embolisms on my lung as well as blood clots in my left arm ever since the …

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  • Effects of deep debridements

    After a posterior cervical fusion I contracted cervical osteomyelitis. I needed all the typical treatments, including deep debridements to the back of my neck. Most of the problems I am having are related to the deep debridements. I can't find any material to read about complications from deep …

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  • Daughter 8 years old osteomyelitis

    My daughter just finished treatment for osteomyelitis in her tibia. She di Vanco for 5 days in the hospital and finished out with an an IV antibiotic via a picc . Now not even a week after having the Picc removed she is complaining of pain again. She originally has been seeing an orthopedic dr is …

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  • Osteomyelitis ?

    I believe I might have it on my spine I've had two back surgeries so I have bees dealing with pain only recently the pain is almost unbearable I just moved and my new pain management doctor ordered an MRI so I brought home my cd just to look at on my lap top all looked normal except this time …

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  • osteomyelitis pim spinal cord

    Hi . I have had osteomyelitis in my spinal cord and it's been almost two years since. I still have very bad pain in my back . I just had an MRI done , the third and my doctor says it very much improved . I spent almost a year where I could hardly walk and had a pic line in for almost four …

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  • Osteomyelitis

    hi....I had osteomyelitis in my left ankle and shin when I was 11 years old....I am now 68 and have had back problems all my married life...after reading some of your comments, I was wondering if this could be the cause of the Excrutiating back spasms I'm having at the moment....

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  • osteomyelitis

    I had allot off surgury on my left middle knuckle, they had remove the tendon and all the dead tissue above my knuckle, I then had a skin graft to close the wound. I had bone biopsy what come back saying I had osteomyelitis so they put me on 6 weeks off antibiotics, it's been 6 weeks and I had …

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