A 41-year-old female asked:
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My father has 2 artificial knees and 2 artificial hips. One of his legs is being amputated because of mrsa. Can the MRSA be hiding in the other artifi?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Possible: It is possible and therefore very likely he will need a prolonged course of antibiotics. It is best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon and infectious disease consultsnt.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013

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