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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 last...

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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 plaster...

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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 amputated...

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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 the...

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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 an...

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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 leg....

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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 had...

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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 him...

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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 asking...

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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 disease...

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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 experience...

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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 and...

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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 surgery...

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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 remove...

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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 debridements...

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  • osteomyelitis ? i never knew i had it,until it was too late (why)

    osteomyelitis is a disease of the bone and or surrounding tissues, two catagories , acute & chronic. acute if diagnosed early enough,is treatable with courses of anti-biotics once the germ/bacteria has been identified.. chronic is mainly treated with possible anti-biotics and or surgery , such as...

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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 there...

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  • Osteomyelitis in my jaw..3 years later it's now spread to my chest

    Hi is anyone else in this situation with osteomyelitis in the jaw? I now feel so poorly with it and have just found out it's gone into my chest I noticed a lump on my sternum so had an MRI scan which revealed its osteomyelitis this disease is taking over my life and I'm sick of my face keep swelling...

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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 one...

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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 months....

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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 christmas...

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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 a...

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  • do I have osteomyelitis

    I've been in hospital for over 3 weeks. I had a op 2 weeks ago on my hand just above the knuckles, I then go a infection to they fine debribement and remove all the tissue and tendons all the way to the bone. they also done bone samples. the bone sample results come back with bacteria on the bone...

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  • WHY dentistry does not recognise jawbone infection

     After suffering for eight years after botched root canal treatment I understand why NHS dentists are reluctant to refer jawbone infection. I consider it a massive cover-up because they all  know that route Canals fail, and mercury amalgam causes disaster in the jawbones. If you have the misfortune...

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  • Jawbone osteomyelitis

    Can anyone help me !! I am convinced I have a bone Infection . I had a dry socket and it's more or less healed over now but I have constant pain from underneath the socket and now I have a lump on my jawbone I keep sayin to the dentist , doctors etc that I think I have osteomyelitis and they say...

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  • any osteomyelitis statitical data collected in uk?

    I need to find statitical data collected on osteomyelitis. i am trying to take my local nhs to court for negiligence, my claims are that my daughter who had chronic osteomyelitis was not given the recomended antibiotic treatment, she was given oral antibiotics and never given any iv antibiotics. it is...

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  • Osteomyelitis back again!

    I was misdiagnosed for about 3 years with my osteomyelitis, usual case of doctors thinking I was faking, when I finally got diagnosed after seeing 5 diffrent doctors we finally had an answer as to why I could barely walk with out screaming in agony (the infection is just above my knee) after an extended...

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