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What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

Good: As long as you let clinicians know that you have had mrsa, the next time you have an infection they are more likely to make sure it is covered by the antibiotics being given. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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On 10/1 had a Distal Amputation of my L index finger, after irrigation/Debridement from MRSA was unsuccessful (osteomyelitis), why am I still in pain?

On 10/1 had a Distal Amputation of my L index finger, after irrigation/Debridement from MRSA was unsuccessful (osteomyelitis), why am I still in pain?

Phantom pain: could be what we call a phantom pain it is a real pain you need to see a pain managment doctor that might be able to help you ...Read more

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What gram-positive bacteria grows in chains and acts like mrsa? Why would somebody infected with this bacteria need to have their limb amputated?

Strep. pyogenes: Group a beta hemolytic streptococci or streptococcus pyogenes is a common cause of necrotizing fasciitis "flesh eating bug" infection. The treatment involves debridement of all necrotic fascia and other necrotic soft tissue and sometimes requires limb amputation. ...Read more

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What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

Phantom pain: Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual may experience relating to a limb that is no longer physically part of the body. ...Read more

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How is a leg amputation done?

Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthetic fit. ...Read more

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What leads to a leg amputation?

What leads to a leg amputation?

Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the bone causing osteomyelityis, and sometimes antibiotics do not always work. Low blood flow risks are increased in cigarette smokers and diabetics. Ischemic or infected tissues can sometimes cause serious troubles, negatively affecting other organs. ...Read more

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Can leg amputations ever be fatal?

Can leg amputations ever be fatal?

Yes: Patients without trauma or tumors who need a major amputation typically have heart disease, diabetes, infection and other life- threatening medical issues. Because of these problems, amputation mortality rates are among the highest in the hospital. ...Read more

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What happens during a leg amputation?

What happens during a leg amputation?

All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is cut, followed by the muscles. The primary nerves, arteries and veins are then ligated ( tied off ). Next the bones are cut with a saw and the cut edges are filed down. Finally a flap of muscle tissue is used to cover the bone and the skin is closed. ...Read more

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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving! ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more