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Total knee replacement because of mrsa, i may need a revision because of reoccurring cyst, will 2nd time be as hard? No infection now 1st is cemented

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Very tough?

If u mean u need a revision because of MRSA infection in the knee now, the process is long.
When the implants r removed cultures r taken ; no new implants. Antibiotic impregnated cement is left in ; u r treated with the proper antibiotics. When CRP ; other studies return to normal, the area may b aspirated ; cultured again ; if clean u then can talk 2 ur surgeon about the next step.

In brief: Very tough?

If u mean u need a revision because of MRSA infection in the knee now, the process is long.
When the implants r removed cultures r taken ; no new implants. Antibiotic impregnated cement is left in ; u r treated with the proper antibiotics. When CRP ; other studies return to normal, the area may b aspirated ; cultured again ; if clean u then can talk 2 ur surgeon about the next step.
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Knee revision

Revision may be harder or easier from the patient viewpoint, depending upon the stability of the components and the freedom from MRSA infection.
Less pain means easier rehab.

In brief: Knee revision

Revision may be harder or easier from the patient viewpoint, depending upon the stability of the components and the freedom from MRSA infection.
Less pain means easier rehab.
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