Key Treatment

Treatment of osteomyelitis requires surgical debridement followed by a 4- to 6-week course of intravenous antibiotic therapy (SOR: C). Septic arthritis is usually caused by a gonococcus in a sexually active adult, and use of a third-generation cephalosporin is the mainstay of therapy (Workowski and Berman, 2006) (SOR: A). Nongonococcal arthritis should be treated with surgical debride-ment or repeated needle aspirations, with a third-generation cephalosporin and vancomycin if gram-positive cocci are seen (Goldenberg, 1998) (SOR: B).

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