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fusion of big toe

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Old 01-23-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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fusion of big toe

had fusion of big toe with a plate installed I was on an antibiotic that did not work now on levofloxacin 500mg had 4 days 6 days to go, nothing seems to change, what would the doctor do next


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Old 01-24-2014, 03:54 AM   #2
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Re: fusion of big toe

What's gone wrong with it? Is it infection in the skin, blood or bone or all?

I had a fusion 8 weeks ago & had 2 courses of antibiotics for the incision site - it's still struggling to heal 8 weeks later but not the end I went to A&E and they put inadine dressing on it so I've used that for a few days...then it was looking better. Was oozing again 5 days later so I used it for 5 days then let it heal naturally...but it is still not healing & is ooozing. But not infected again so far.

Sorry not to be any help. If in doubt go to the A&E where you had the op and ask to see someone from the surgical teal. That will be my next move.

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