My father had surgery for Stenosis early last year. After months of serious pain and a few trips to the ER they discovered MRSA in his blood then later narrowed it’s location to a bone in his spine. My question is, if caught early enough can MRSA in the bone be cured? Any information you can provide would be helpful and appreciated.
Bone infection with MRSA can be cured. Some of the effectiveness of the cure is based upon the sensitivity of the MRSA bacteria. Meaning, are the current antibiotics effective based upon the culture and sensitivities? Surgery to debride the infected area of the spine is commonly carried out to allow healing which I assume has been performed already. Many times, a wound vac is used for 2-4 days to allow better healing.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.