Acute and Chronic Osteomyelitis - Infection of Bone
Osteomyelitis is defined as an acute or chronic inflammatory process of bone, bone marrow and its structure secondary to infection with micro organisms.
Duration , Mechanism & Host response.
Duration - Acute / Subacute / Chronic
Mechanism - Heamatogenous (tonsil , lungs , ear/ GIT) - Exogenous (injection , open fractures)
Host response - Pyogenic / Granulomatous
Introduction of bacteria from :
Outside through a wound or continuity from a neighboring soft tissue infection
Hematogenous spread from a pre existing focus (most common route of infection)