Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by bacteria or fungi.

What is Osteomyelitis?

How Common is Osteomyelitis?

Osteomyelitis affects about 2 to 5 out of every 10,000 people.

Who Might Have Osteomyelitis?

Osteomyelitis affects people of all ages and genders.

What Causes Osteomyelitis?

1. Artificial joint, such as a hip replacement.

2. Blood infection or conditions like sickle cell anemia.

3. Diabetes, especially a diabetes-related foot ulcer.

4. Metal implants in bone, such as a screw.

5. Recent broken bone or bone surgery.

6. Traumatic injury or wound.

7. Weak immune system.