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post hip replacement infection

From: Pamela @ capital.net
Date: 01 Nov 2000
Time: 23:51:45
Remote Name: 205.188.199.167

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2 wks after my surgery I developed dark brown fluid under my incision which was drained of 240cc, culture grew rare Staph. More fluid developed despite a drain and gradually the area became pink then red and warm, Sed rate then was 98, wbc normal. Have been in Kefles, Cipro, iv Rocephin and now Rifampin 2 times a dat with 500 Mg of Dicloxacillin 3 times a day for 7 wks. No longer pink the area toward the greater trochanter remins warm and sore to put pressure on. we are now 3 months post op! Anybody have a similar experience to share. Thank you

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