Comprehensive Maxillofacial Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis of the jaws is a challenging disease for clinicians and patients despite many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Any adverse changes arising from any ...
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Osteomyelitis of Jaws vs. Long Bones

Pp. 73-75 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681086231118010010

Author(s): Deepak Gupta, Soheyl Sheikh, 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.