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Old 11-10-2008, 10:06 PM   #4
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Re: Chances of Having Another Staph Infection

Yes, it is absolutely right that you can possibly get another Staphylococcal infection. The thing is, with osteomyeltis following orthopedic surgery, the Staphylococcus is thought to be introduced in to the bone at the time of surgery despite meticulous sterile method practiced by the surgeons. Additionally, if there is either foreign material in the bone (such as plates/screws) or there are areas of chronically infected dead bone, the infection will never be cleared unless those things are removed.

Osteomyelitis, however, CAN be cured if the infection is found quickly. It usually requires at least 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy (of which at least two should be IV).