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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
1st Lipo /2nd hip op: Timing is best left to your PS and ortho to decide. I might wait at least 3 to 6 weeks...

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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Revision surgery: She will require antibiotics for at least six weeks, followed by a second hip replacement surgery called a revision.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Jest couple of wks: Check with your orthopedic surgeon , usually they do not replace hip soon after some other surgery for fear infection from first surgery to the hip ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Infections: Joint replacement infections occur at an infrequent but established rate in all hospitals between 0.5% -2%. Acute infections get surgical opening and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is fortunately a rare occurrence but amputation for an infected total hip prosthesis is possible. Infections are more common in diabetics.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: But it would be very unusual. Infections of a hip replacement can usually be treated successfully with surgery and antibiotics.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection : Infection following hip replacement occurs and in and of itself is not a sign of poor care.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Only if Previous UTI: You are not at an increased risk of UTI now after hip replacement. If your concern is seeding the hip with bacteria from a kidney infection the risk ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: This is potentially serious complication that needs to be treated by your surgeon. Depending on how long it has been present, this may require a surg ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a lot of possible causes. When your body tries to fight infection, it brings in a lot if inflammatory cells to help and this can often lead ... Read More

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