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Infections affecting the bones and joints usually occur when the bacteria enters the body after trauma or surgery. This bacteria travel through the bloodstream and infect the bone and joints. The chronic infection of the bone and joints is called chronic osteomyelitis. Here, the bone gets infected only after a couple of months after an injury or initial infection. The signs and symptoms include pain, swelling and, redness of the affected area, fever, chills, fatigue, and sweating. The management of such infections is done by draining the pus and fluid buildup, debridement of diseased bone, placing bone or tissue grafts, and stabilizing the affected bone with metal plates, rods, or screws.
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