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Orthopaedic-related infections are a growing problem in our society and can have a major impact on patients’ quality of life. The Northwestern Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has recognized the need to provide comprehensive care for these patients in addition to advancing knowledge in the field.

Northwestern Medicine infectious diseases clinicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic-related infections such as:

  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Joint infections
  • Trauma-related infections
  • Implant/hardware-associated infections
  • Diabetic foot infections

We aim to work closely with our surgical colleagues to coordinate treatment plans for complex patients. When surgery is indicated, our clinicians may evaluate patients prior to and/or after surgical intervention to develop treatment strategies.

Northwestern Medicine physicians, along with our infectious diseases-trained nurses and pharmacists, generally direct the management of antimicrobial agents. Our goal is to continue to expand our orthopaedic infectious diseases program in order to advance the field and provide the best clinical care we can for our patients.