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Thread: Preventing MRSA-new finding

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003

    Exclamation Preventing MRSA-new finding

    This article in the New York times describes how symptom free pets can cause MRSA infections in their owners. Something to consider before surgery.
    Original scoliosis surgery 1956 T-4 to L-2 ~100 degree thoracic (triple)curves at age 14. NO hardware-lost correction.
    Anterior/posterior revision T-4 to Sacrum in 2002, age 60, by Dr. Boachie-Adjei @Hospital for Special Surgery, NY = 50% correction

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Wash those hands!!!

    As much as I love cats and dogs and all animals, this was definitely on my mind during my recovery. Being single, I was invited to go stay and recover at a friends house with loads of animals, and I turned them down.

    I know that was a wise decision.

    Its something to be aware of.........

    Everyone wash those hands now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This should be a sticky thread, but how could it if your washing your hands! LOL

    Thx Karen
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion

    My x-rays

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Central NJ
    WOW. I love my dog, but I never liked dog slobber, and now I have a good reason! I tell the poor dog, take your slobber and go somewhere else!

    Thanks for the info Karen.
    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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