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What is Periostitis?

Description of the disease

Periostitis is an inflammatory condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the outer layer of the bone tissue - the periosteum.


  • Acute periostitis
  • Chronic periostitis


Symptoms of periostitis may include pain in the affected bone, swelling, redness of the skin, increased temperature in the inflamed area.


Causes of periostitis may include trauma, infections, overloading of bones, autoimmune diseases.


For the diagnosis of periostitis, a doctor may conduct an examination, prescribe X-rays, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging.


Treatment of periostitis may include the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, rehabilitation after trauma.


For the prevention of periostitis, it is important to avoid injuries, monitor the correct physical load, and strengthen the immune system.


Periostitis is treated by an orthopedic surgeon, traumatologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.