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Mrsa Complications Amputation Leg
What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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