According to a report published in diabetes journal Diabetes Care, taking a biopsy of bone can allow medical professionals to ascertain what type of antibiotic medication is the most appropriate to treat diabetics with foot infections.
Diabetic patients face a higher risk of serious foot infections, which can eventually lead to amputation in the worst cases. Because of circulation problems and diabetic neuropathy, patients may not notice minor foot injuries that can swiftly become worse.
An expert from Drom Hospital in Tourcoing, France, Dr. Senneville, reportedly said: “The question of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for diabetic patients with osteomyelitis of the foot remains subject to debate.”
The research team that conducted the study reportedly concluded: “Our results provide arguments for recommending the use of bone biopsy in diabetic patients treated nonsurgically for osteomyelitis of the foot.”

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