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NFL Notes: Brady undergoes more operations on knee (Antibiotic resistant infection?)
Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 23, 2008, 8:51PM | Staff

Posted on 10/24/2008 12:05:41 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

New England

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: antibiotics
It sounds pretty serious if intravenous antibiotics are required. I wonder if it's vancomycin which is an antibiotic of last resort.

Below is another article with more detail.

DOCTOR: BRADY GETTING BETTER

Sporting News UK
24-Oct-2008
Staff

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.


1 posted on 10/24/2008 12:05:46 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Don’t you watch one of the 37 ESPN channels? This has been on there for two or three days.


2 posted on 10/24/2008 12:06:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The TIME for revolution to take back this Republic nears!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Things haven’t been going too well for Tom since they were 18-0, have they?

Too bad.


3 posted on 10/24/2008 12:08:58 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Get off your ass and do something...Print signs and post them around town)
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To: RetiredArmy
Don’t you watch one of the 37 ESPN channels? This has been on there for two or three days.

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.

4 posted on 10/24/2008 12:11:14 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 12:11:14 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: Boiling Pots
Things haven’t been going too well for Tom since they were 18-0, have they?

If such a thing as bad karma exists, dumping your pregnant girlfriend to date Gisele Bundchen is gonna earn you some.
6 posted on 10/24/2008 12:14:42 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: irishjuggler
“If such a thing as bad karma exists, dumping your pregnant girlfriend to date Gisele Bundchen is gonna earn you some.”

I mean, yea, but it's Gisele.

7 posted on 10/24/2008 12:16:52 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Boiling Pots

Yeah 4 and 2. It’s also a year after the league cracked down on cheaters.


8 posted on 10/24/2008 12:20:37 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Paleo Conservative
The growing level of antibiotic resistance by pathogenic bacteria isn't just an issue that impacts sports.

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.

9 posted on 10/24/2008 12:21:25 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Boiling Pots

He needs House.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 12:22:18 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Paleo Conservative

If Brady needs an extra nurse, I’m available. Outta my way Gisele!!


11 posted on 10/24/2008 12:23:24 PM PDT by Redgirl
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To: Paleo Conservative
He needs Allimax, cures MRSA when anti-biotics fail, very powerful garlic extract that is proven by doctors to kill MRSA when all other things fail. Brady, you can put your trust in these doctors or spend 60 dollars on Allimax and be done with it, your choice.
12 posted on 10/24/2008 12:25:09 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: hampdenkid
Got MRSA? Why die ... See Allimax ...
13 posted on 10/24/2008 12:27:23 PM PDT by Scythian
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cant Gisele kiss it and make it all better?


14 posted on 10/24/2008 12:27:36 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Scythian

Coach cheater is videotaping Allimax as we speak.......


15 posted on 10/24/2008 12:29:19 PM PDT by isom35
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To: isom35
Check out these testimonies, entire family being eatin' alive by severe strain on MRSA, saved WITHOUT antibiotics (that would have failed anyway). Thousands upon thousands are dying each year.

Testimonies ... Allimed is a stronger form of Allimax, made by the same people.
16 posted on 10/24/2008 12:33:59 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Paleo Conservative

Prayers for Tom Brady, one of the all-time greats. And this is coming from a Jet fan.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 12:35:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Paleo Conservative

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!


18 posted on 10/24/2008 12:38:16 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Paleo Conservative

As TMZ calls him...”Errand Boy! Errand Boy. Errand Boy!”


19 posted on 10/24/2008 12:39:03 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Lando Lincoln
Pinging Lando Lincoln for input. Didn't you have a young relative who had to deal with something like this a few years ago?

Accept my apologies if I'm remembering the wrong Freeper!

20 posted on 10/24/2008 12:42:47 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Is it possible he contracted MRSA while in the hospital?


21 posted on 10/24/2008 12:45:55 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


22 posted on 10/24/2008 12:52:02 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Last year I had a laminectomy, the low-grade fever I ran post-op was brushed off, "You need to use your spirometer" (the plastic doodad to measure inspiration) every hour." Sent home, luckily for me, my mother was staying with me, a retired nurse. When I leaked a tremendous amount of fluid from the wound site and my temp went sky high, she recognized I was in serious trouble. I ended up with emergency surgery because I had been cooking an enormous staph infection at the surgical site, the MRI showed it was "huge, was compromising the Dural Sac and had begun tunneling" according to the neurosurgeon. After that second surgery, I was on 24-hour I.V. nafcillan for 8 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of oral antibiotics.

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.

23 posted on 10/24/2008 1:01:38 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: TommyDale
Is it possible he contracted MRSA while in the hospital?

Not only is it possible but most likely. Doctors are the WORST are wound care procedure.
24 posted on 10/24/2008 1:04:23 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: Paleo Conservative

A real man would play through the pain.


25 posted on 10/24/2008 1:05:11 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: isom35

.................cant Gisele kiss it and make it all better?
......................

I guess that she’ll have to be in the top position for awhile!


26 posted on 10/24/2008 1:08:28 PM PDT by aShepard (Loose lips Sink ships)
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To: MozarkDawg

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.


27 posted on 10/24/2008 1:09:01 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Paleo Conservative

He should have had Dr. Andrews from the beginning.


28 posted on 10/24/2008 1:14:15 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Scythian
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.

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.

29 posted on 10/24/2008 1:19:17 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Alberta's Child

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.


30 posted on 10/24/2008 1:52:01 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
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To: JMack

Oh. Does Tom have elbow problems now? Or is Andrews an infection specialist?

Where do you get your information???????


32 posted on 10/25/2008 9:15:32 AM PDT by petitfour
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