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Question by  candykitty13 (61)

What are treatments for staph infection after knee surgery?


Answer by  sue21 (62)

If staph infection develops after knee surgery, it is treated with antibiotics. The appropriate antibiotic is determined by the resistance profile of the bacteria. Most staph respond to antibiotics such as cefazolin (Ancef) or cephalexin (Keflex). Methicillin resistant staph aureus, a multi-drug resistant bacteria often found in hospitals, is generally treated with vancomycin.


Answer by  Samantha64 (120)

Staph infection treatments always involve antibiotics. Several types may be required. In addition, a culture of the infection may also be necessary, to determine what kind of drugs to use. Drugs may be oral, injected, topical, or intravenous. Also, regular wound care and extra caution with hygiene will be necessary.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Generally, the only way to treat staph infection is via antibiotics. If sick enough, you may need IV fluids and a brief hospital visit. Some forms of staph, however, such as Merca(sp? ), are untreatable by antibiotics. This form of staph requires constant watching, so you have to be in the hospital until deemed healthy enough.


Answer by  amberjusm (306)

Staph infection is a bacterial infection that can be very serious. The only treatments that will really help are antibiotics that only your doctor can prescribe. On some occasions, your doctor will also need to drain the wound. So basically, you need to see your doctor, it could be more serious than you think.


Answer by  Anonymous

After knee Replacement I contacted a Strep Infection now on Keflex for the rest of my life. Is this normal?


Answer by  Anonymous

I developed a staph infection 5 months after knee replacement. the knee was hot and swollen. Dr. operated immediately and removed the poly-liner. I was then on antibiotics for 6 months. I have been off for 4 weeks of the meds and staph is back what is a spacer?

posted by Anonymous
I had staph infection and they removed my knee replacement and put in a spacer. You can only put 25% of your weight on it for whatever time the dr says. I had little pain with the spacer. Now I had knee reconstruction . New Knee is strong. no infection.  add a comment
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