When disease-carrying bacteria enter the body and spread through the bloodstream, bones and joints can become infected. Infections—such as osteomyelitis, a bacterial infection in the bones, and septic arthritis, a bacterial or fungal infection in the joints—can become chronic conditions without prompt treatment.
NYU Langone orthopedists and infectious disease specialists are experienced in managing osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. They work closely together to treat these conditions.
Our doctors treat bone and joint infections with antibiotics. They may also perform surgery to remove dead or damaged bone tissue and drain infected fluid from joints.
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