Osteomyelitis, an infection of bone that can be acute, subacute, or
chronic with sporadic recurrence, can result in prolonged and expensive
Treatment strategies, which usually depend on the stage of the disease at the
time of diagnosis, often include débridement of the infected area,
soft-tissue coverage, and subsequent long periods of antibiotic therapy. With
the increasing development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, antibiotic
therapy has become even more problematic.