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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
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...
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
1 month: Assuming no complications, one month should be ok. Final decision to be made by orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
8-10 weeks: to decrease the chances of having infection.

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A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Revision surgery: She will require antibiotics for at least six weeks, followed by a second hip replacement surgery called a revision.
Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 42 years experience
Replace joint: Two stage replacement of the joint after infection is the accepted and safe practice if the patient is free from infection. Attention, care, and time... Read More
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Revision THA: Once the infection is eradicated, a new hip should be placed.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: But it would be very unusual. Infections of a hip replacement can usually be treated successfully with surgery and antibiotics.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, it can happen a couple months after the surgery. Furthermore, the bacteria can be seeding to the artificial joint when you have a mild infection... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
30 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 21 years experience
Yes: Before any implant surgery, all evidence of infection should be cleared. A mild prostatitis without fevers or bacteria in the urine should clear with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
45 years experience
Hard to predict: Very difficult situation caused by stress of infection on weaker organs such as heart and kidneys. I think you have to play this out carefully but tak... Read More
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