Staph infection knee surgery

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14 months ago (March 2011), a podiatrist injected steroids into my staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, assuming without a blood test, that it was gout. then he sent me for a blood test, no gout/uric acid, was a staph infection. 29 hours after the injection, I was in emergency and had 3 operations over 10 days to stop the raging, steroid infused staph infection.
i had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> in oct25th 2007 and i acquired a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> . i took 3 rounds of anibiotics and finally got rid of the infection but now i have i a goose egg size knot on my knee .
Should have known with my luck with the back surgeries..Got meningitis urine staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> and staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> of the blood..sick,sick boy..Wife thought I was a goner for sure..Didn't remember nothing for about 5 days..Had a lumbar puncture but dont remember it..was supposed to be in for 2 days..but that went to 10 days..Just finishing up tomorrow with the home nursing a piic line in had to do 2 weeks on the antibiotics.they taught me to do them myself..
Florida have said its possible to put an artificial joint in a fused <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. But the looming Staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> in the distal femur deters them from recommending the procedure. Due to the amount of pain I'm in from the infection and the RSD, I'm willing to roll the dice.
Last October I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and got a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> got into my blood and was spread to my kidneys, liver, lungs, and brain. I am recovered now from the infection but now have shortness of breath. My family doctor wants to blame it on my weight (I am 6'2" and weigh 300 pounds). I have been at this weight for some time before the infection and did not have any trouble with shortness of breath. I exercise regularly and have done so since 1977.
Anyway, to make this shorter, I can't help but worry that maybe there is a connection. She did possibly get the staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> again 1yr. after the treatment. It did not show up but that may be from the quick action of administered meds at doctors office and admittance to hospital for 3 days. Any thoughts on this knee pain?
the catheter pierced femoral blood vessels and I developed a left hip/thigh hematoma which was originally thought to be the cause of this pain. I also suffered a post operative staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. Can any of these post operative complications have resulted in this disabling hip/groin pain? What is the best method of appropriate diagnosis and course of treatment? It is very frustrating as the hip pain is much more debilitating than the post operative knee pain and has hampered my overall recovery.
I am a 28 year old female who has lower staff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> constantly. I have been to the doctor several times to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> to remove this problem but the condition keeps getting worse. the doctors tell me that there is nothing they can do to treat this infection. It has affected me mentaly and physically and I started showing tell tale signs when I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter.
Anyways, he was admitted into the hospital 2 weeks after his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> with a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. He almost died from it. His chances are looking better. When he first was admitted, it looked like he would either die or never walk again. He is walking very little right now but is making progress after about1.5 on antibiotics. Another 8 weeks of antibiotics and they think her will pull through. Moral of the story: If you have the surgery, listen to your body.
these boils were originally from a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> and have just gotten worse. Everytime I go to my general practioner he tests me for MRSA which never comes up positive. I also was reading that vits A^E are good for future boils.
oh yeah all 3 plus years they have had him on steroids I believe it has all happened because of the staph during the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. does anybody know what we can do or tell his ortho Dr. they act like theres nothing they can do and that they don't believe he has a knee infection.
I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned. Could allergies have led to a sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>? Can the sinus infection cause dizziness and fatigue? Due to the holiday weekend I haven't been able to call my doctor, but after 3 prior visits he's never suggested sinuses to be a cause.
Wow, Rubina you are the motivation to all the people going for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> replacement <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> or having lot of fears about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> replacement. Please give a detailed experience for other patients who would be benefitted, whenever you have time by a neat post. Take care and best of luck for the Golf thing!
When i arrived he dicovered that i has a major staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>, he put me in the hopital that day and i had 3 more surgeries in the next 5 day's to clean the infection out, it was so deep they called it a bone infection,all told i was in the hospital 10 day's on this visit. after going home i was placed in the care of a home health agency(which i cannot name at this time) they came to my house and showed me how to do my anti-biotic infusions thru my pic-line.
the staph(MRSA) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> that you have appears to have continued growth and the tunneling is the path that it has taken. they will have to go in and do something that I have heard it called as debridment. That is to go in and clean out all the infection so that it does not spread any further. they will pack the site full of gauze until it begins to heal. Make sure before any person on staff at the hospital you are in WASHES theIR HANDS!!! Demand it!! Staph is spread patient to patient.
they gave me some really strong antibiotics to take here at home...they said it was a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> so I had to be really careful because of MRSA. they said if it doesn't improve within about 4 days...Or starts getting worse at any point I would need to come back imm. I woke up this morning in agony because the thing hurt so bad and when I removed the gauze it is red and swollen and very hot to the touch. This has scared the hell out of me.
several years ago I contracted a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> resulting in multiple surgeries and long term pain. A couple of years ago my infectious disease dr found a dr to replace this knee and then the next year I had the other knee replaced due to long term osteo arthritis and over use from the staph for 3 yrs. During all this time I took vicoden regularly..up to 4 a day at times. Since the last knee replacment almost 2 yrs ago, I continue to take at least one vicoden a day.
knee swelled on Sunday nite rheumatologist tapped on Monday and stated blood infection was a staff infection and discontinued steroids and restarted antibiotics.We are confused, could staff <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> (initially undetected)cause loss of use of hands,swelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> and weakness or could extended table time still be the culprit? Why start steroids when infection still present? Risk of start/stop/steroids of this level?Is this only treatment of hand useloss?
they placed a rod in the tibia and did nothing with the fibula. Now I have a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. I was put on augmentin and now the doctor says the results of the culture will not be accurate. Is there any way I can find out for sure if the infection is in the bone or has contaminated the rod? My doctor wants to do surgery to replace the rod.
I had this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> done following an injury on my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> approximately 2 years ago. Apparently I have a congenital defect that causes my kneecaps to dislocate just stepping off a curb has caused dislocation. I wait tables and a week ago I dislocated my left knee. (our floors are uneven...and I just happened to step on it wrong) This is a WHOLE other issue because I am having to file workers comp...and my employer is being a real *** about the situation.
I have a horrible rash on my knee and up my outer thigh, and my leg is swollen. I recently had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> of the same leg that is swollen and with a rash. I find out that I have a staph infection cellulitis. Now I'm on 3 more meds and I'm not suppose to walk around much for the next couple of days! I just feel like screaming, are you kidding me?! Idk how much more I can take! Not to mention, these new drugs make me sleepy and blah. Lord, can I seriously catch a break?
I wasn't having a great summer but I got off of it and was starting to feel pretty good when, out of no where, I got a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> that went to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> replacements and was hospitalized in fear of losing my life within hours. they did a partial knee repalacement, hospital for 10 days and IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. In the emergency room I kept refusing pain meds because I didn't want to go back on them. I was in agony with my knees fixin to explode and fever of 104.
It does scab and bleed if the scabs are broken. I was recently admitted to the hospital for a severe kidney <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> at which time they found yeast (candida) in my blood system. I was treated with IV antibitocs and some type of yeast med. which really cleared my back up. I was treated for about 6 days in the hospital. the rash remains on my arms and shins. the hospital is noted for MERSA (?) staph infections that have been circulating around the OR for a while now.
I had the ones in my neck, under my arms, and in my groin swollen badly for the duration of my staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. Perfectly fine now (except for the 40 ulcers scars that is.) It would be a lot more likely to be something else too, since the swelling increases reather than comes suddenly. And certainly no reason for the lumps in the legs!
She went into the OR on the 28th to have the fluid aspirated as well as fragments of bone removed for a biopsy. Two days after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> she saw an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> control doctor who read the pathology as negative and called it Chronic Reocurrent Multi focal Osteomyelitis, or CRMO. Her pathology report was negative at that time, but it did come back with two different bacterias in both spots after 10 days. She had staph and something called enterococus.
I had been using intermittant catheterization once a day to ensure that my bladder was emptied properly. Than in 2000 after having had a major kidney <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> and a staph <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> in my left testicle which was removed in emergency, I started to self cath several times a day. This cut down the infection rate. In 2008 I came down with another major kidney infection as well as pneumonia all at the same time.
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