Musculoskeletal infections involve the bone and soft tissues such as muscle and skin. They occur most commonly after open fractures where the bone comes out of the skin but can also occur after any surgery on the extremities, or as a complication with chronic
wounds of the skin. Musculoskeletal infections have a significant and long-lasting impact on a patient‘s function and quality of life – they can even pose a threat to either limb or life if left untreated.
Treatment of bone and soft tissue infection frequently requires multiple modalities to completely eradicate the infection, particularly if the infection is long-standing (many months or years duration) and has resulted in the destruction of either bone
and/or the overlying soft-tissues. Some of the modalities that CCBI incorporates into treating patients with bone infection include the latest diagnostic methods, surgical techniques, antibiotics and supplemental therapies.
CCBI’s approach to patients with musculoskeletal infections utilizes a multidisciplinary team strategy in line with our institution’s commitment to use the power of academic medicine, total-patient care, and cutting-edge technology to advance
the science of discovery and transform the delivery of care. CCBI is dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research and quality improvement projects that enhance the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from all forms of bone and joint
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