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Serratia In Knee Joint

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  • Posted By: ripley
  • October 9, 2006
  • 02:07 PM

I Contracted Serratia (gram Negative Bacteria) In My Knee Joint Immediately After Orthoscopic Surgery, This Required 2 More Painful Surgeries Within A Month To Irrigate The Knee Joint And Treat With Antibiotics. Coupled With Oral Antibiotics I Had A Picc Line Inserted To Get Iv Antibiotics Into Me For 6 Weeks. How In The Heck Did This Infection Get Into My Knee,.....the Bacteria Comes From Food, Soil And Fecal Matter. I Find It Highly Unlikely That I Put It There, Hospital Risk Management Has Been Very Defensive And Has Put The Blame On Me Not Someone From The Or. Shortly After My Stay At The Hospital There Was An Outbreak Of Legionnaire's Disease And A Few Patients Died, Is There A Reason To Believe That What I Got Could Have Been The Start Of Uncleanliness At The Hospital? There Were Several Other Reports Of Infection The Day Of My Original Surgery From The Same Surgical Center. What Now, What Are The Long Term Consequences?

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