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Allograph Infections Please Help A.S.A.P.
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chelsabelle posted:
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this issue, but I need help a.s.a.p.

My wife was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma about 5 years ago. In treating her cancer, she had a left leg Tibia Allograph. Since then, she has had several infections. Each caused her leg to be red, hot, swollen, and very painful, especially when walking. Each time she has had an infection, she has gone to the ER - they give her antibiotics and it typically goes away within a few days. Recently, another infection has flared up, and it is the worst one yet. Her lower leg has swollen up to nearly 3 times her normal size, and she is in excruciating pain, even when she is not walking on it. This time, the antibiotics are not working and she is at risk of losing her leg to the infection. The doctors have no idea what to do, and they seem to have no data or evidence as to the correct way to rid her of the infection and heal her leg - and I am fearful that they are right. Please help prove me and the doctors wrong. If you have any information about how to cure an allograph infection - especially if it is in regards to a Tibia Allograph - then please share with me and this community everything you know. If you have any knowledge or experience on this subject, PLEASE help us.
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
I'm so sorry your wife is having a very difficult time with this. Have you considered changing doctors? Another opinion and more help sounds needed. I hope that is an option. I did a quick search but have not found substantial info on this, I'm so sorry.
Did you try a search engine yourself for info on this? You sound frustrated, as I sure you are. I hope she heals soon, please let us know.


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