Can a staph infection occur after knee surgery?

Yes. It is uncommon, but an infection can occur after any surgery.
Yes. It can happen after any incision is made on any part of the body.

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I have pain in my hip, knee, foot and my foot is swollen and numb. I found out that someone that went on a trip with me has staph infection. What now?

Not enough info. It would be unusual for a systemic Staph infection just from casual contact. I would consider other options, include reactive arthritis, crystalline arthritis (gout/pseudogout). It doesn't seem like the information given is going to help us pinpoint why you have this. Any recent new sexual partner or risk for gonorrhea? Where was trip? Lumbago with sciatica can lead to pain in those areas.

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.

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!

How to treat a staph infection from spinal surgery?

Surgery Infection. Depends on depth and type of spinal surgery. If superficial, maybe only antibiotics. With a deeper infection, opening and draining any localized infection including removal of instrumentation and fusion bone followed by 6-8 weeks of IV therapy maybe required. Please review with your surgeon for more detail.
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.

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.

What about staph infection internally after surgery?

Infection. Staph infection after surgery is a major conrn especially after joint surgery. Staph pneumonia is always possible after any surgery.

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

Nutrition, pressure. Avoid direct pressure to flap area. Good nutrition is needed for proper and stable healing. Your doctor may continue oral antibiotics if needed.
More information. Sorry to hear about that, but if you can give us more information, you will get a more intelligent answer.

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.