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October 13, 2015
Category: Podiatry
Tags: MRSA   infections   new york giants   daniel fells   amputated   hygiene   risk  

Read this info from Yahoo Sports. Football is a dangerous sport and every Sunday brings physical risk, but once again the sport is facing a serious health hazard away from the field. NFL Network reported Sunday that New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells is fighting a case of MRSA so severe that he might need his foot amputated. And that may not be the worst of it, as there is concern that the illness may have advanced to his bone and his bloodstream. Fells has already undergone a reported five surgeries, and may need more in the effort to stave off the infection. 

After a week of pain and fever following a cortisone shot, Fells' wife took him to the emergency room on Oct. 2, where MRSA was found in his injured ankle. Had he waited longer, the infection would have had more time to spread.

These are the personal hygiene steps you can take to reduce your risk of MRSA infection:

1.      Maintain good hand and body hygiene. ...
2.      Keep cuts, scrapes, and wounds clean and covered until healed.
3.      Avoid sharing personal items such as towels and razors.
4.      Get care early if you think you might have an infection.

We treat MRSA infections and even though they are rare, they immediate attention so call us today if you have any questions. 863-299-4551