Help needed: hip prosthesis infection 
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 Help needed: hip prosthesis infection

Dear sirs,
 I apologize for this intrusion, but I am looking for any piece of
professional or personal information about my serious disease.
 My hip prosthesis got infected 8 years ago, but nobody yet knows why
and
how to treat it. The story: 9 years ago, after an accident, I had my hip

completely prosthesised; 1 year later, the prosthesis got infected. Two
surgical cleanings and self-vaccine inoculations proved to be almost
useless.  Antibiotics seem to be unable to reach the target: {*filter*} test
(and sedimentation speed) are regular.
 Often and often, since few months my hip has been aching (outside and
back), probably because of the stoppage of the fistular path: yet the
prosthesis has never been aching till then (allowing me, e.g., to learn
windsurfing).
 Many specialists have advised explantation and reimplantation of the
prosthesis, which I cannot resign myself to: I would be very grateful to

everybody who can give me any advise (by personal or professional
experience).
 Thank you in advance for having read this appeal: please, answer only
by
e-mail.



Fri, 28 Jul 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Help needed: hip prosthesis infection

Dear Mr. Michelini!

I am a german medical student having worked a lot with total hip
replacements at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore Medicine.
The JHU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (chief: Dr. David S. Hungerford)
is concidered to be world leading.
So if anyone can help you, that's probabely the right address:

http://www.med.jhu.edu/ortho/faculty/Hungerford.html

Otherwise, Dr. Michael Mont or Dr. Dennis Lennox would be possible, too.
Same address.

Hope you feel better soon.

S. Beutelspacher



Wed, 09 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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