Skip to comments.NFL Notes: Brady undergoes more operations on knee (Antibiotic resistant infection?)
Posted on 10/24/2008 12:05:41 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
Tom Brady has undergone two more procedures to clean out infection on his surgically repaired knee, the Boston Herald reported. The newspaper said Brady is on a six-week course of intravenous antibiotics and will have follow-up exams at the clinic where he had the surgery.
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Below is another article with more detail.
Sporting News UK
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has undergone three surgeries on his left knee, appears to be on target to make a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the renowned Dr James Andrews, who was consulted by Brady's surgeon Dr Neal ElAttrache, said the two-time Super Bowl MVP is responding to antibiotics and that doctors are confident the quarterback's recovery timetable for his ligament graft has not been compromised.
"What I gather from talking to Neal today is that Tom's getting better, and what has been done is getting him well," said Andrews, widely considered the country's pre-eminent sports orthopaedist.
"Optimistically, once you get this under control and you can save that graft and win the infection battle - which apparently, from what I gather, he is winning - once the healing process catches back up, it really doesn't set him behind to any degree relative to the overall healing process. The main thing is to save the graft."
Brady, who threw for a single-season record 50 touchdowns in 2007, suffered a torn MCL and ACL the season opener against Kansas City on September 7.
Brady underwent his first surgery on October 6, but has had two more surgeries since to battle an infection, putting into doubt if he would able to recover in time for the 2009 season.
Don’t you watch one of the 37 ESPN channels? This has been on there for two or three days.
Things haven’t been going too well for Tom since they were 18-0, have they?
But it hasn't been discussed on Free Republic. The growing level of antibiotic resistance by pathogenic bacteria isn't just an issue that impacts sports.
Six weeks of IV antibiotics is standard when a post op knee gets infected. It’s very hard to clear an infection in a joint space.
I mean, yea, but it's Gisele.
Yeah 4 and 2. It’s also a year after the league cracked down on cheaters.
Five years ago, I had an infection in my leg that went crazy and got in my bloodstream and almost killed me. I was in the hosptial for 13 days, and after that I needed three weeks of PT in order to walk again. And I developed a permanent allergy to all forms of penicillin, which could become dangerous down the road, if I get another serious infection.
People die or are maimed from this staph stuff.
He needs House.
If Brady needs an extra nurse, I’m available. Outta my way Gisele!!
cant Gisele kiss it and make it all better?
Coach cheater is videotaping Allimax as we speak.......
Prayers for Tom Brady, one of the all-time greats. And this is coming from a Jet fan.
Allow me to translate this garbage. He through! Watch for the 4th operation where they go back in to ‘save the joint’, followed by amputation. I wonder if the SuperModel will still want him!
As TMZ calls him...”Errand Boy! Errand Boy. Errand Boy!”
Accept my apologies if I'm remembering the wrong Freeper!
Is it possible he contracted MRSA while in the hospital?
My Son-i-L is in the middle of a bout w/ MRSA in a knee surgery site.
He has been fighting this since April.
Had the PICC line removed last week after 6 wks. of treatment. He has been wearing a vacuum device for months, looks like a fanny pack.
Infection is still there, in the bone now.
Read in the thread about Allimax. Will tell him about it.
If my mom hadn't been with me, if I hadn't leaked that fluid, I would have died from the infection, toxic shock, simple old-fashioned blood poisoning. I saw last night that Brady's surgeon decision is being questioned, as though that would have made some difference. Doubt it, considering Manning got a post-op infection also, same as you and me. That is an unfair blame to be laying on Brady, terribly cruel, considering the rest of what he's having to deal with.
A real man would play through the pain.
.................cant Gisele kiss it and make it all better?
I guess that she’ll have to be in the top position for awhile!
I agree man, everybody joking about a his infection is heartless, somebody it will be thier a@# on the line and they wont be laughing. This just points out how prevalent the super germs are. If they made surgical instruments out of silver this would not happen and they know it (and used silver solutions to clean). The staph is growing on the steel beems inside the hospitals walls, it’s prolific and they know it, yet they keep building hospitals the same way.
He should have had Dr. Andrews from the beginning.
My mom has a theory that it's coming through the vents, the a/c ducts, etc. What really got her angry, she had been a neurosurgical nurse for the last 19 of her more than 40 as an RN, was to have had my nurses not do simple blood work when I kept running the fever instead of blowing it off. They would have caught the infection early on, I would not have needed the emergency op, would not have been in the danger I was.
Good memory!! It was a friend’s son who contracted a fungal infection in his knee from a minor cut while in the barn. Very traumatic - lost use of the knee and stunted the growth of the leg. The good news is that he was the first known case to ever survive the illness.
Oh. Does Tom have elbow problems now? Or is Andrews an infection specialist?
Where do you get your information???????