Good morning, my name is Paola and I am 51.
On June 2015 I had the total surgery of the right knee; the patient’s post-operative went ok but my knee has always been painful and unstable. On August 2016 I suddenly had an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. I immediately started the aimed antibiotic therapy and I had the surgery to have my prosthesis cleaned.
During the operation I had several samples, which turned out to be negative (without bacteria). I continued to have blood tests and the values were more and more in the normal range (PCR dropped from 5.60 to 1.05).
Then I went to Milan (November 2016) for a consultation and I was recommended to stop taking the antibiotic and to see if the infection would start again. If that is the case, I would be put on a waiting list to be submitted to a removal and biodata spacer positioning.
I also want to point out that I have been splenectomised.
Thank you very much for the time you will spend for replying to my letter.