Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone acquired hematogenously or by contiguous site infection. In children, hematogenous spread is more common, and the long bones are more often infected. In adults, hematogenously seeded osteomyelitis is seen; however, extension from contiguous sites is more likely. Diabetic foot ulcers and pressure sores are common predisposing conditions.
Last Update: April 2019