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MRSA in the knee after surgery - what next?

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Old 08-19-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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MRSA in the knee after surgery - what next?

My brother has been on antibiotics for several months associated with a staph infection at his knee area after he had surgery to repair a screw from a previous knee replacement surgery 5 years ago. The doctors discontinued the intravenous antibiotics and within the weekend his knee blew up again and he is now back in the hospital. He was advised today that the staph infection is Merca but is so pervasive that he has 3 options:
1. Amputation above the knee
2. Removal of knee replacement with

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: MRSA in the knee after surgery - what next?

Sorry I don't know what to tell you medically, but I hope you talk to a good malprctice lawyer.

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