"Concern about infection after back surgery"
About: Ipswich Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Ipswich Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics IP4 5PD
Posted by Mk2granada (as ),
My mother had decompression back surgery in mid-May. 2 weeks post op she was admitted to Addenbrookes hospital as an emergency with a very nasty infection. She will need to be on IV antibiotics for sometime and has been in considerable pain and discomfort.
The lady in the bed opposite to her in Addenbrookes had the same op by the same team in Ipswich 2 weeks before her and has had an infection which has caused loss of sensation in her legs.
I am concerned that something is going on which is causing a high incidence of infection and needs to be investigated.