General surgical opinion on my wifes situation outlined below:
History
61 significantly overweight ser- RA
2 compromised limbs--erbs palsy from birth left year old rotator cuff injury to right
Rt leg has lymphedema
Knee replacement rt june 26
Infected-proteus enterococcus stenotrophomonas maltophilia
aggressive debridement 8x5 opening put in a static spacer and plastics closed to opening with a gastromnemius flap and a split thickness graft

??If the infection clears-treatment path-
Would you consider a new joint (constrained) or knee fusion?
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replied October 23rd, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
New joint is better option than knee fusion.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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