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Old 10-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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Chance of MSSA Relapse Following Surgery?

I was diagnosed with MSSA Sept of 2006 after an ankle fusion. It had already reached the bone by the time it was found. I was hospitalized and had 2 debridements. I was sent home 12 days later with a Pic line and continued antibiotics for 8 weeks. At that time, it was determined my infection had gone dormant. I understand that when MSSA is in a bone it never really goes away and can flare up again months or years later.
Now, I am scheduled for a bunionectomy on the foot that is on the same side as the infected bone. I am a year out from my last surgery, which my orthopaedic surgeon claims decreases the likelihood of a staph relapse. However, I have to admit I am scared it will flare up again. Last year, before I was diagnosed I suffered through extreme pain for 2 weeks. I really don't want to go through that again.
Does anyone know what my chances of relapse are? Has anyone had experience with MSSA returning after more than a year?
Any advice you can provide is appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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Re: Chance of MSSA Relapse Following Surgery?

My surgery is November 9th. I am very nervous that the infection will come back. Last year, when I had the MSSA infection after my fusion, I experienced the worste pain I have ever had in my life. I am scared it will happen again.
Has anyone had experience with MSSA? Or an infection coming back after a second surgery?

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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Re: Chance of MSSA Relapse Following Surgery?

I had my bunionectomy last week. So far, things are going well. I am slightly concerned, however, because I have intense pain in my ankle that comes and goes and feels just like it did when I had the Staph Infection.
Has anyone had any experience with Staph recurring? Or with Staph moving from one area to another?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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Re: Chance of MSSA Relapse Following Surgery?

Staph infection after surgery is a bad thing. I don't know if you have it, but if you're afraid it's happening, call your surgeon as quickly as possible.

 
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