Session: Bone and Joint Infections

Bone and Joint Infections


Bone Infections is the process of invasion by causative agents which produce toxins, resulting in the illness of the biological system. Bone infections are categorized by either time duration (acute vs chronic) and infectious mechanism (hematogenous, contiguous, inoculation); or by location, immunocompetence of the host, and the nature of the infection’s environment -well-vascularized vs devascularized, -immunocompetent vs immunosuppressed, etc. Generally bones and joints are infected by the bacterial, fungal and viral organisms which gets invaded through our skin, eyes, ears, mouth, nose and mucous membranes, which is called as septic arthritis. The infections which are caused by bacteria in bones are called as the Osteomyelitis. The treatment methods and diagnosis varies from laboratory test to various internal view scans. The Intravenous antibiotics, vasopressor medications, insulin and corticosteroids are certain therapies involved in the treatment against infections.

·         Preprosthetic joint infections
·         Prevention and Management of bone and joint infection
·         Micrological aspects - Diagnosis of bone and joint infection