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Bone Infection Care

Rex Haydon, MD, and Douglas Dirschl, MD

The Bone Infection Program at the University of Chicago Medicine is setting a new standard of care for patients with osteomyelitis (infection in the bone). Diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis can be complex and often requires the expertise of both orthopaedic and infectious disease specialists. Our Bone Infection Program brings together experts in these two specialties to provide comprehensive care in a single setting.

Here, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists and care providers use the latest advances in osteomyelitis care for evaluation, assessment and treatment of:

  • Infected fractures
  • Infections around or involving orthopaedic implants
  • Infections of original (native) and prosthetic joints
  • Chronic infections of bone

Bone Infection Services

We offer both non-operative and operative solutions, including:

  • Medication, including infusion therapy
  • Draining the infected area
  • Removing diseased bone and tissue (debridement)
  • Restoration of blood flow to the bone
  • Removal of foreign objects such as plates or screws from a previous surgery
  • Limb salvage, limb reconstruction
  • Bone grafting
  • Limb lengthening, bone transplant
  • Amputation

Our team also can coordinate home and outpatient services for follow-up care.

Bone Infection Team

Orthopaedic Surgery
Douglas Dirschl, MD
Rex Haydon, MD

Infectious Diseases
Emily Landon, MD
Stephen Weber, MD

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