Like other parts of the body, the bones and joints can become infected. When your child has inflammation or an infection in the skeletal system, it might be temporary or a long-term condition that requires ongoing treatment.
Conditions We Treat in the Musculoskeletal Infection Program
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In children, infections most commonly occur in the long bones of the arms and legs.
Infectious, or septic, arthritis is an infection in one of your child’s joints. Septic arthritis is an intensely painful infection in a joint. The joint can become infected with germs that travel through the bloodstream.
A child with pyomyositis will be referred to an orthopedist (doctor specializing in treating bone and joint problems) or infectious disease specialist for evaluation and treatment.
Abscess occur when an area of tissue becomes infected and the body's immune system tries to fight it. White blood cells move through the walls of the blood vessels into the area of the infection and collect in the damaged tissue. During this process, pus forms. Pus is the buildup of fluid, living and dead white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria or other foreign substances.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.
This is the most common form of temporary hip joint inflammation in children
Arthritis of acute onset, symmetric or asymmetric, usually non-migratory, which can affect any joint and is persistent or recurrent.
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