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Offline Kimberly000001

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Does anyone know?
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Offline RopinandRidin

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Re: Anyone know? Why is hardware/wiring removed when STAPH is present??
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 10:05:02 PM »
I'm definitely not an expert but I'm a couple of days away from finishing a successful staph fight and they made a big deal about getting some stiches out of my foot as soon as they could. Apparently the bacteria is greatly attracted to the stitch material itself and the docs would have a hard time controlling the amount of bacteria that would end up growing in that area. According to them, it has led to partial or complete amputations of the overly infected areas in other people. They took a plate out of my foot at the same time and it was to take the bait away from "trolling" bactera.

Mike

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Re: Anyone know? Why is hardware/wiring removed when STAPH is present??
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006, 07:00:57 AM »
Staph loves metal (and stitches and other foreign objects) to breed on. I mean, it moves in and makes a nice, cozy home on it.

So, the docs want it out.

Meg