Medical history HIP REPLACEMENT 2009 Followed by FRACTURE of FEMUR in2010. In June 2012 EPLACED because it had moved causing pain. On this occasion the surgeon removed the metal bar reinforcing the femur but could not remove the rings ( inbedded in the bone) He had already cut one and this probably is the cause of the infection as it rubbed on the surrounding soft parts. The PET SCAN confirms this. What I want to know is what you think are the best methods to stop the infection Thank you
symptoms pain on the rights side of the thigh, especially after effort, swelling also erratic ( apparently a ganglion is evident in the PET ScAN)
Tiredness and discomfort during the night. During rest not painful. The point is that we do not wish the infection to spread to the bone. Thank you
I cannot find where to cliclk I ACCEPT
thank you very much. I will see the surgeon tomorrow, but I am glad to have some suggestion. I will keep you informed, for interest sake
I would appreciate more information, i.e success rate, timing, does it need a full operation (again) Can I be checked beforehand for allergy to components? thank you
I am happy to provide you with this information. Just give me a few more minutes while I gather data... I appreciate your patience.
It's important to mention that there are a number of ways to adequately treat the type of infection you have described. arthrotomy and lavage, arthroscopic joint lavage , insertion of antibiotic-loaded, systemic antibiosis are common treatment methods. However, The tough part in deciding which treatment option is best depends on the severity of the infection, which is not easy to determine. Therefore, in my opinion, I suggest more invasive procedures when I'm dealing with infections. Considering the difficulty in identifying the type of infection at hand, I believe The "better safe than sorry" approach is the way to go in treating infections.
I will continue with more information on the procedure I mentioned...