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    osteomyelitis

    Hi

    I was DX with osteomyelitis. This is in my thigh where I have broken my femur bone twice back in 2014. The plan is to take out my hardware and then IV antibiotics for 6 weeks.

    My question is, Can this infection spread to the hardware in my back?

    Thanks

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Good luck Melissa. I'm not sure if it can spend but I have a non healing wound on my back and need to have the spinal hardware removed on Jan 21. Just a portion of the hardware under the wound.
    With the antibiotics it may be ok for you but I am sure you will be watchful.
    Nice to hear from you
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackieg412 View Post
    Good luck Melissa. I'm not sure if it can spend but I have a non healing wound on my back and need to have the spinal hardware removed on Jan 21. Just a portion of the hardware under the wound.
    With the antibiotics it may be ok for you but I am sure you will be watchful.
    Nice to hear from you
    Good luck to you as well. Will you be on antibiotics after surgery?
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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