Solving the infection puzzle

By Amy Kile

OREF grant recipient researches bacterial causes of osteomyelitis

At least 12,000 cases of osteomyelitis are treated annually. Although the number may not seem significant, considering the hundreds of thousands of orthopaedic surgeries performed each year, the risk of further complications—including amputation and death—is high, and osteomyelitis can be a serious problem.

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