Adjunct Clinical Professor Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine Hatboro, PA
Traditional thinking of the “Standard of Care” for the treatment of osteomyelitis is that 6 weeks of intravenous (IV) antibiotics and surgical debridement are required. Despite this being passed down for generations, there is actually no human evidence to support this approach. Rather, there is high level evidence to show that oral antibiotics are as effective as IV, that the 6 week number is random and that surgery may not be necessary. This lecture will question that traditional thinking and present the most up to date evidence for other approaches.