What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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A patient comes into a hospital, complaining about a fever, as well as pain, swelling, and redness in their forearm. While examining the patient, a doctor takes a blood sample, and notices that the white blood cell count is high. If the doctor suspects a bone infection, then what should be the next step in treatment and why?

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1. New bone formation surrounding a sequestrum as a result of osteomyelitis is known as _____.

2. What is a small piece of dead bone separated from healthy bone known as?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of osteomyelitis. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of diagnosing osteomyelitis and the most common cause of this condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Diagnosing osteomyelitis
  • New bone formation surrounding a sequestrum
  • Most common cause of osteomyelitis
  • Infection of the bone
  • Small piece of dead bone separated from healthy bone

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related osteomyelitis lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common cause of osteomyelitis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the description of a bone infection and diagnosing osteomyelitis

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to a specific condition that affects the bone, read through the brief lesson called What is Osteomyelitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what osteomyelitis is and know the most common cause of this condition
  • Recall the signs and symptoms of osteomyelitis
  • Review how osteomyelitis is diagnosed and treated