Sepsis Survivor Advocates for Improved Patient Education on Surgical Infections

​It was late January 2013, and 53-year-old Tom Childrey had been fighting flu-like symptoms, combined with pain in his right hip, for several weeks. Childrey, an avid fitness enthusiast who lives in Henrico County, rarely fell ill. He had spent six weeks slowly returning to his fitness routine after an anterior hip replacement performed on December 11, 2012. The procedure, among the most common orthopaedic surgeries performed today, was to replace his right hip, which suffered some wear and tear, combined with arthritis, from years of physical activity and fitness.

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