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     1  Osteomyelitis Treatment Focus antibiotics with good bone penetration fucidin, clindamycin, rifampicin, ciprofloxacin Surgery
     2  Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line
     3  Myth 10 Amputations from diabetic foot infections are inevitable WRONG! Early, aggressive, empirical and then targeted antibiotic treatment can save toes and limbs
     7  Percentage of total patients Major Amputations Year
     8  Summary Diagnosis Local signs infection may be absent Systemic signs of infection may be absent Infection often presents as digital necrosis There is a unique microbiology Wound swabs/tissues must identify this
     9  Summary Treatment Initially, antibiotics should cover gram positives, gram negatives and anaerobes On follow-up, antibiotics should be targeted Surgery is an important treatment for infection Osteomyelitis may be treated with antibiotics alone Amputations for infected feet are not inevitable