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Offline JMGagnon

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« on: December 18, 2012, 06:41:11 PM »
Last year I contracted MRSA from a cortisone shot in my knee. I had 3 wash out procedures, blood clots followed and near kidney failure. After months of antibiotics, blood thinners, rehab, and morphine, the infection is gone and so are the blood clots. The staph infection left me with a knee I can't straighten out or bend past 90 degrees. I've seen two orthopedic surgeons, both have said I need a total knee replacement. One surgeon told me a total knee replacement is out of the question because of the chance of contracting MRSA again. My question is: What are the chances I could end up with MRSA again after a TKR? The damage to the soft tissue caused by the MRSA is extensive. Wouldn't any type of surgery give me the same chance of contracting MRSA again? I'm 53 and hope to walk without pain someday. Should I come to terms with my bad knee and just deal with the pain or is there hope?