Webspace Infection

This is a man who has been dealing with a diabetic foot ulcer for months, got infected seeding infection into the first webspace. It was opened up immediately¬†and luckily the infection did not appear to involve the second toe despite the x-ray findings. Second metatarsal head diabetic foot ulcer with deep infectionConcern for infection of … Continue reading Webspace Infection

A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

This man came into the hospital with a wound on his right foot with some swelling and redness. His x-ray did not show evidence of bone infection or gas. An MRI was ordered which showed a bit of swelling in the muscles and skin, no abscess or bone infection. He was awake and talking pleasantly. … Continue reading A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

Deep foot infections do not always end in foot amputation

This is a patient of mine who have had toes amputated from infected foot ulcers before, so unfortunately he already knew that he has a bad infection in his foot. The knuckle underneath the third toe is exposed and there is pus deep within his foot, making his third toe very swollen. It is possible … Continue reading Deep foot infections do not always end in foot amputation

Why Bone Infections and Foot Ulcers Go Hand in Hand

A Zebra in a Stampede of Horses The overwhelming majority of bone infections in diabetic feet are called contiguous spread osteomyelitis, meaning the bone infection began by spread from an area close by. There exists something called hematogenous spread osteomyelitis, meaning the bone infection began by spread from the bloodstream. Let me explain. When you get a cut, … Continue reading Why Bone Infections and Foot Ulcers Go Hand in Hand