Doc has no clue what is going on
I had surgery on my lower leg in April '06, following which I developed a "simple suture abscess." Once the sutures were removed my doctor said everything should heal up and I'd have a good leg. Well, come June it still wasn't healed so he decided he was gonna go take a look around and see if there was anything that needed to be cleaned. He came out of that surgery and said a bad abscess had formed but he drained that and sutured the wound back up and it should heal. I had 2 more cleanings of the absess in July, August, and Septemver, combined with oral and IV antibiotics, but the incision still refused to heal. I was hospitilized in early October due to a high fever and major lymph node swelling, during that stay I was diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis. In late October my ortho. surgeon got a plastic surgeon to go in and clean out everything, and that doctor came out of surgery and said there was absolutely nothing wrong, and he yet again sutured up the area and said it should heal. Less than a week later the incision reopened, pulling the sutures out of place. I was left with a large hole in my leg that still refused to heal.
Following that surgery I began more IV antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and oral Zyvox. I finished up all of that treatment in January, with a hole still in my leg. My ortho. decided to go back into the leg to check again to see if they were missing something. He came out from that surgery and said there was nothing he could see, but he biopsied the bone just in case. He then proceeded to accuse me of getting it wet or doing something to it to keep it from healing. They are now wanting me to go through hyperbarics and more IV and oral antibiotics all over again.
The doctor told me he has no clue what is going on with it and said I could just have this hole in my leg for the rest of my life.
I am only 18, not diabetic, no other health issues. Does anyone know what could possibly be going on or suggestions I could make to my doc to get something going on with this. I should have the biopsy results back by Thursday, and I am actually praying that they show something so this can be treated and I can get on with my life.
Thank you all for "listening" to this very long rant.