Osteomyelitis / Malunion & Nonunion Orthopedic Doctor in El Paso, TX
Osteomyelitis / Malunion & Nonunion
Orthopedic Doctor Specializing in Osteomyelitis / Malunion & Nonunion
When a patient experiences bone trauma, complications can sometimes arise with healing, alignment, and infection.
What Is Osteomyelitis, Malunion, and Nonunion?
An infection of the bone and is caused by bacteria and viruses that have entered the bloodstream. While Osteomyelitis can affect anyone, it is most common in children under 5, especially infants.
Malunion fractures occur when the bone heals abnormally, either a shortening of the limbs or in a deformed position.
A rare and serious medical condition in which bones do not heal properly, often creating pain, instability, or reduced range of motion in the limb. Nonunions are often caused by low blood supply to the injured area, or infections.
What Causes Osteomyelitis?
- Open Fractures
- Open Wounds
- Bacteria in the Bloodstream
- Foreign Objects
What Are the Symptoms of Osteomyelitis?
- Tenderness around the infected area
- Drainage of pus
- General Discomfort