Please discuss one of the different pathophysiology concepts mentioned above that contributed to this patients development of osteomyelitis.

Feb 15, 2024

Please discuss one of the different pathophysiology concepts mentioned above that contributed to this patients development of osteomyelitis.

For this weeks discussion board, please review the case study below.  
 
MM, age 68 years old, has had type 2 diabetes for 20 years. A few years ago, she noticed that her feet were numb. The doctor at the clinic advised her to wash and inspect her feet for injuries every day. MM was overweight and had difficulty bending to see her feet. She was very busy cooking and caring for five members of her extended family who live with her. She did not notice when she developed a red spot that became a small ulcer at the base of her big toe on her right foot.
After the ulcer became infected, MM began to notice a stained spot on her socks every day. She tried to wash and dry her feet more carefully and applied an ointment her cousin gave her. She did not go back to the clinic because she did not have anyone else to watch her grandchildren while her daughters were at work. Besides, the open area on her foot was not getting any bigger.
MM developed a fever that did not go away with her traditional remedies, and she began to feel worse and worse each day, so she went to the clinic. Her temperature was 39.4° C (103.1° F). After x-rays, she was diagnosed with acute osteomyelitis and admitted to the local hospital to begin intravenous antibiotic therapy.
 
Please discuss one of the different pathophysiology concepts mentioned above that contributed to this patients development of osteomyelitis.  What education should be included for this patient?  What are current evidence based findings for osteomyelitis?
Please refer to the syllabus appendix for grading rubric of the discussion forums.  Students may earn up to 2.5 points per discussion forum for the week.  Please note you must post your initial discussion before you can see those of other group members.  Remember that each initial post must include a scholarly reference < 5 years other than the textbook for full points.  

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Please discuss one of the different pathophysiology concepts mentioned above that contributed to this patients development of osteomyelitis.
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

Recent Posts