My Greek language skills, prove to be useful
Oysten: Greek for bone,
Myelo: Greek for marrow (OK, admit I had to look that one up)
Therefore the simple translation of the medical term Ostemyelitis is infection of the bone Marrow, although I understand the Greek grammer of Myelitis, and Myelo, I’m not going to bore you with all that.
Iatros: Greek Doctor
Genic: meaning root or cause
So the simple translation of Iatrogenic Ostemyelitis is:
Infection of the bone marrow following or internal fixation, such as joint replacements of fixation of fractures.
In my twenty’s, I was seriously ‘loved up’ with a Greek cardiologist. Dr Nikitas, was unaware how much Iatrogenic heartache he caused.
Well that was a long time ago 🙂