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Offline lilrosie06

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Antibiotic spacer in knee....anyone ever have this?
« on: January 18, 2009, 05:34:11 PM »
Im having my implant taken out and an antibiotic spacer put in on Feb. 13. Has anyone gone through this ordeal that could give me any info, tips, etc?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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LEFT KNEE INJURY-1-05
SCOPE 4-05, LR 1-07, TKR 6-07, MUA 7-07, REVISION 10-07, INFECTION CLEANOUT 11-07, REVISION 4-08, EXPLANT 2-09 ANTIBIOTIC SPACER PUT IN, AND PICC LINE FOR 6 WEEKS
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Re: Antibiotic spacer in knee....anyone ever have this?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 02:34:18 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear that. I've read some of your posts. Is it because you are allergic to the implant?


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Re: Antibiotic spacer in knee....anyone ever have this?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 03:55:04 AM »
They think so. The place that does the testing doesnt respond, and my knee has continued to worsen. So, this will take care of any underlying infection.

YAY!! for being a STEELER fan!!  I can't wait till Sunday!! ;D

LEFT KNEE INJURY-1-05
SCOPE 4-05, LR 1-07, TKR 6-07, MUA 7-07, REVISION 10-07, INFECTION CLEANOUT 11-07, REVISION 4-08, EXPLANT 2-09 ANTIBIOTIC SPACER PUT IN, AND PICC LINE FOR 6 WEEKS
REPLACEMENT 5-09

BACK IN PT NOW....HIP AND FOOT PAIN, POSSIBLY SCIATIC