Duration

Mild DFI: 1-2 weeks is usually sufficient

Moderate-severe DFI: 2-3 weeks

If osteomyelitis is diagnosed: 6 weeks

Note

Treatment can be discontinued when signs and symptoms of infection have resolved. Antibiotics need not be
continued until the wound has fully healed

If patient undergoes surgical debridement, post-operative antibiotic duration is as follows:

  • Radical resection/amputation with no residual infection: 2-5 days post-operatively
  • Resection with residual infection: 4-6 weeks post-operatively