Skin, Bone, And Soft Tissue Infection Treatment Houston, Tx
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) are infections caused by bacteria and affect the skin, muscles, and connecting soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments. SSTI treatment in Houston by Dr. Diwan includes an entire care plan, education on illness, antibiotic therapy, and disease prevention.
Common Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Common SSTIs include:
- Staph infection
MRSA is the leading cause of soft tissue and community-acquired infections. Even people with good health often find themselves affected by this germ. In rare cases, MRSA can cause severe infections that can make the individual very weak, especially those affected by chronic infections.
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Infection of the bone (osteomyelitis) is caused by bacteria that cause inflammation in the jaw bone tissue. The swelling hinders the supply of blood and, if left untreated, can incur severe damage to the bone. Caring for osteomyelitis for an extended period is necessary to prevent further complications, including bone fracture, gangrene, and impaired growth in young individuals.
Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis Bone Infections
Proper diagnosis of bone infections is essential for infection control and preventing jaw bone deterioration. 3D scans will enable your specialist to examine in-depth images of your jaw and mouth that can help verify the presence of infection and design the right treatment path. In cases where it becomes extremely difficult to diagnose the infection, a biopsy may be carried out.
For more details regarding osteomyelitis and other related diseases, contact our clinic in Houston, TX. One of your team representatives will be glad to help you.
Treatment for Osteomyelitis
Antibiotics are the first treatment option for osteomyelitis, and for severe cases, surgery may be required to remove the affected tissues/bone or drain the infection. The aim of the treatment is to heal the infection and to stop further problems. If surgery remains the only option, Dr. Diwan will remove the damaged bone and replace it with a bone graft to encourage the growth of healthy bone.
Specialists in Bone Infections
Dr. Diwan has special training in diagnosing and treating bone infections and other conditions related to the bone in the facial and jaw region. With the acquired knowledge and expertise, your Houston physician can make a precise diagnosis and plan effective treatment strategies to restrict the infection and prevent a recurrence. If you wish to learn more about osteomyelitis, get in touch with our office. We will be more than happy to answer your queries and assist you book a consultation with our expert.