- an inflammation of the bone and bone marrow, usually caused by bacterial infection.
Origin of osteomyelitis
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Surgeons should be alert to this danger when about to perform operations for osteomyelitis or bone tumor.Scurvy Past and Present
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Osteomyelitis is the form most frequently met with in children.
The various methods applicable to such cavities are mentioned in detail under “Osteomyelitis.”
There are always suppurative synovitis and osteomyelitis, with a consequent ankylosis of bony structure.
Certain general causes favor the occurrence of osteomyelitis.
- inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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- Inflammation of bone and bone marrow.central osteitis
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