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Old 03-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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partial calcanectomy

Joe--52 yrs, 5'9 male NJ 290 lbs-Type 2 diabetic-currently taking 75/25 humolog & kombiglyze
June '09 - ER- heel bone exposed after cutting lawn/diabetic ulcer left heel/-Ouch
osteomylitus- 6 weeks IV, bedridden -wound Vac
transfered to wound ctr- 6 more weeks IV (Vanco) MRSA...still bedridden
Oct 2010..partial calcanectomy...non wt bearing for sev months
Mar 2011 wound looked really good almost closed ...Now using walker and Minimal walking with a pad/sponge in regular sneak. psuedomonos (green tint on bandage)
March 2012 wound is size of silver dollar about a fingers length away from heel but looks Really Healthy
has anyone gone thru similar experience? how long did it take befor u got back to normal walking

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: partial calcanectomy

Pseudomonus--my diabetic ulcer left a greenish tint on my bandage..My Doc told me not to worry..but i am now reading that it can destroy flesh and even cause osteomylitus...i am now taking Ciprofloxacin 750 MG 2x day...

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