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9Treatment - amputation

However, should repeated attempts to control infection, secure bone healing and restore function be unsuccessful, amputation...

Amputation for osteomyelitis

It is rare for systemic infection to flare out of control in patients with chronic osteomyelitis. For such patients, amputation is almost never an urgent, life-or-death decision. However, should repeated attempts to control infection, secure bone healing and restore function be unsuccessful, amputation may prove to be the best way to restore function and help the patient to resume a more normal life.