Osteomyelitis of Jaws vs. Long Bones
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Deepak Gupta, Soheyl Sheikh and Shambulingappa Pallagatti
As it has been already discussed, osteomyelitis can be defined as the
inflammation in the medullary portion of the bone. But this does not mean that the
osteomyelitis of the jaws will be similar to that of long bones. According to several
authors there exists a difference in the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis of long bones
when compared with the jaws. This is considered important because the management
of a particular disease depends upon the pathogenesis. Since the pathogenesis of
osteomyelitis of jaws is considered different by certain authors as compared to the
osteomyelitis of long bones, the treatment protocol of both these entities cannot be
similar. This particular chapter will highlight the difference in the pathogenesis of
osteomyeliis of long bones and the jaws.
Comparison of osteomyelitis of jaws and long bones, Osteomyelitis
of jaws, Osteomyelitis of Long bones, Pathogenesis of osteomyelitis of jaws.
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India