- Arrange x-ray to rule out osteomyelitis
- Collect and sent any bone fragments to microbiology for culture and sensitivity
- Whilst results of x-ray awaited, treat any signs or symptoms of soft tissue infection using the CCG guidelines. If the infection does not respond to treatment liaise with microbiology.
- Refer patient to High Risk Foot Team for assessment and treatment plan advice (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If radiology report diagnoses osteomyelitis:
Liaise with microbiology around individualised treatment plan for patient.
Dr H Sacho 0161 922 4086 or bleep via hospital switchboard (0161 922 6000)
Dr P F Unsworth 0161 922 6500 or bleep via hospital switchboard
Monitor patient‚Äôs wound at least weekly until healing achieved/ conservative plan set
Patient may need MRI to affected area if complex case/lack of clarity