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Old 03-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
Jack W Haire
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Rope Climbing created open lesion - infected

While traveling, I visited the local CF affiliate and jumped in their WOD which included 10 rope climbs. I did not have long socks or pants or did not take precautions to protect lower legs from abrasion (could only make 1/2 way with no legs after 5 climbs. Lower leg was burned and had some lesions (did not know till after). Just diagnosed with MRSA... Advice - carry a tube sock with athletic tape to protect your legs if the WOD calls for rope climbs. Anyone have advice on MRSA - seems a bit scary. Just in initial treatment with antibiotics.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Rope Climbing created open lesion - infected

Better advice - don't slide done a rope bare-skinned. Climb down hand over hand and with feet loosely anchored.
If it's sore - ice it. If it's torn - tape it. If it's heavy - lift it!
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: Rope Climbing created open lesion - infected

It could end up having to be surgically removed. Worst case. It will depend on how well your body works with the antibiotics.

I'm curious about ropes at affiliates as they are basically impossible to sanitize and many folks will get abrasions and burns on them if not given proper instruction.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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Re: Rope Climbing created open lesion - infected

Hopefully your treatment will also include de-colonization. There is no way to tell if you got the MRSA from the rope, or if you were already colonized and the MRSA on your own skin found an opportunity in an open skin lesion.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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Re: Rope Climbing created open lesion - infected

MRSA is bad ju-ju... I spent 2 days in the hospital from it last Nov.
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