Hilton Head Islander Barry Ginn shows how far he can lift his left arm after he fell victim to a rare bacterial infection that attacks soft tissue and destroys muscle. Necrotizing fasciitis often leads to amputation and in some cases death. Ginn had severe pain and a fever in his shoulder in February. He went to his doctor thinking he had torn his rotator cuff. Eventually, he learned that bacteria was eating him alive. To save him, three doctors removed much of his upper shoulder and arm as he underwent nine surgeries in just four days.
Hilton Head Islander Barry Ginn shows how far he can lift his left arm after he fell victim to a rare bacterial infection that attacks soft tissue and destroys muscle. Necrotizing fasciitis often leads to amputation and in some cases death. Ginn had severe pain and a fever in his shoulder in February. He went to his doctor thinking he had torn his rotator cuff. Eventually, he learned that bacteria was eating him alive. To save him, three doctors removed much of his upper shoulder and arm as he underwent nine surgeries in just four days. Jay Karr The Island Packet
Hilton Head Islander Barry Ginn shows how far he can lift his left arm after he fell victim to a rare bacterial infection that attacks soft tissue and destroys muscle. Necrotizing fasciitis often leads to amputation and in some cases death. Ginn had severe pain and a fever in his shoulder in February. He went to his doctor thinking he had torn his rotator cuff. Eventually, he learned that bacteria was eating him alive. To save him, three doctors removed much of his upper shoulder and arm as he underwent nine surgeries in just four days. Jay Karr The Island Packet

Hilton Head man struggles to recover from flesh-eating infection, necrotizing fasciitis

May 14, 2012 08:05 PM

UPDATED October 06, 2012 05:08 AM

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