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Staph Infection After Knee Surgery
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
Variable: Need to make sure infection is completely gone..... ...Read more
After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?
Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more
I had a staph a pseudomonas nose infection 5 yrs ago after a graft surgery. Need surgery again b/c graft got absorbed by infection. What care need I?
Nose infection: Hi Tomas195, You don't state specifically, but I assume this was a graft to the nasal septum? That being the case, the first thing to do is see an ENT surgeon skilled in this area. He will swab the nose for commensals before any future surgery and treat accordingly.thanks ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends how long after the surgery... Swelling is usually related to an inflammatory response that could be caused by an infection or a traumatic event, but not always. I need more details to try and determine the cause... ...Read more
Got infection after ACL hybrid graft. Doctor left non disolvable stitch in for 6 weeks. Could that couse an infection?
Not usually: Though this is a long time to leave stitches in it would rarely create an infection ; if it did it would be directly at the stitch. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how deep the infection is; a superficial infection can often be cleared in a couple of weeks. The deeper the infection, the longer the antibiotic course/risk of complications. The other variable would be if this is a mssa or a MRSA infection, and the choice of antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infected elbow bursitis/cellulitus 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks of IV & antibio killed infection. Elbow still purple/red & slightly swollen. How long to heal?
Recurrent infection: Although antibiotics may have "Killed" infection, often time resistant organisms may develope and worsening redness and swelling may be an indication. If no infection is present, then RICE therapy with ace compression, ice and elevation (decreased activity with sling may improve). OTC anti-inflammatory agents may reduce erythema (redness) and swelling. Worsening pain, swelling may be warning sign. ...Read more
4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?
Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more
Any time: Unfortunately bacteria can get into wounds at any time. From the day of surgery to 20 years later in some instances like joint replacements that get infected from having your teeth cleaned and not taking your premedication antibiotics before going to the dentist. The infections can show up the next day and wounds can look bad or it can take several days or weeks to show up sometimes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recently had Achilles' tendon allograft placed. Incision site wound with yeast growth. Can the infection from yeast break down the tendon graft?
Fungal infection: Yes a fungus in a wound can mean trouble for the graft. I hope u have a team of doctors looking at you. I would highly recommend an ID doctor be added to your team. You need someone to jump all over that infection and save the hard work that's been done. Did they identify the fungus? Hope things get better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
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
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