Bone and Joint Infections

Bone and Joint Infections

Acute Native Joint Infections

Small joint, duration: 2 weeks after drainage

Large joint, duration: 4 weeks after drainage

Acute Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Duration: 6 weeks, if CRP normalized and back pain improved

Assumes S. aureus, duration may be extended for alternative organisms such as Salmonella or Brucella.