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With an incidence rate of about 1 percent, infections following hip surgery are not common. If the infection is caught within four weeks after surgery, doctors may re-open the wound to clean it and inject antibiotics. If that does not work or if the infection is not discovered until later, the implant may need to be removed and later re-implanted after the infection has been eradicated. To avoid scar tissue and bone degeneration, re-implantation needs to occur within three months.
So it is extremely important to identify the right antibiotic from the culture and start based on culture reports. The earlier the better.
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Patient replied :
Dear Doc , the bacteria found in his infection are resistant to antibiotic. Such as MRCA, acinetobactor and etc . The elderly man is 70 yrs old. Fighting hard with infection.
What is survival chance ?
More serious MRSA infections are treated with a few antibiotics that include vancomycin,trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole,and linezolid. It all depends on the severity of infection. Yes the infections don't respong to the conventional antibiotics, however in 50-60 % of the cases they repsond to Vancomycin/ Linezolid, and in hospital setting patient gets better. If they do not repsond to Vancomycin then the prognosis is bad.
The most serious MRSA infections are treated in the hospital or a long term care facility. In these cases, supplemental oxygen and intravenous medication may be part of the treatment. In cases of kidney failure, dialysis may be needed.