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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture.ER DR said he didnt lance all pus.Almost pain free from antibiotic.what happen pus inside?

Have staph infection on side of knee, not mrsa from culture.ER DR said he didnt lance all pus.Almost pain free from antibiotic.what happen pus inside?

May be none: If you can bend your knee without pain, the likelihood is that the joint was not affected. It would help to lose weight, not easy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is is normal to still feel the pain after the staph infection surgery?

Yes it's possible..: I presume u had debridement of necrotic tissue or incision and drainage of abscess. Ur pain could be from the incision of the superficial nerves or pressure on nerves and soft tissue from the associated swelling and scar tissue. Applying warm pack and taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help relieve the pain.Follow up with ur dr. God bless u and mabuhay! ...Read more

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How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes return to the or to wash out the wound and remove the instrumentation involved is required. You would definitely need to be closely followed by your surgeon and sometimes they will involve an infectious disease specialist as well. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can a hospital be liable for staph infection from surgery?

Can a hospital be liable for staph infection from surgery?

Not normally. : It is a common complication, not due to negligence. ...Read more

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How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but internal?

How would you treat a staph infection post surgery not at the incision site but  internal?

Evaluation: Oral or IV antibiotics are indicated and you need an evaluation by your physician and surgeon. ...Read more

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If someone had surgery, as a result got a staph infection afterwards. Are they contagious? Safe to hug or kiss them?

Its safe: Yes..its safe. Believe it or not..most people nowadays are colonized with what you would refer to as "regular" staph...and many of us even MRSA. Just use universal precautions and hand washing. ...Read more

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My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?

My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?

Extra cautious?: I think the pediatrician is just being extra cautious. Even with "internal" infection, your friend could have staph on skin or in the environment in her home. OTOH, we're all exposed to staph. Other friends, you, and your family could have it at any time, and sooner or later your baby will be exposed to it. The doc may just want to avoid particularly heavy exposure until more mature immune system. ...Read more

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Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

More information: Sorry to hear about that, but if you can give us more information, you will get a more intelligent answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more