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Doctor insights on: How Long Do Most People Take To Get Out Of The Hospital After A Hip Replacement

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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If anyone has had a hip replacement recently in a public hospital what infections did you get and how long did it take you to recover?

If anyone has had a hip replacement recently in a public hospital what infections did you get and how long did it take you to recover?

Infections: Joint replacement infections occur at an infrequent but established rate in all hospitals between 0.5% -2%. Acute infections get surgical opening and washouts and bearing changes with 6 weeks of IV antibiotics then oral antibiotics. Common bacteria is staph aureous and streptococcus. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after a hip replacement?

Can someone tell me how long will I have to stay in the hospital after a hip replacement?

1-3 days: Most patients stay 1-3 days after hip replacement. A lot depends on the surgeon preference/experience, the approach used, etc. Anterior hip replacment can offer quicker recovery. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital stay after a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-4 days: The usually hospital stay after hip replacement is 2-4 days. Some centers have experimented with same day surgery. This often results in readmission, or problems at home. The national average is about 3.4 days. The length of stay is dictated by when patients meet all their goals prior to discharge. The surgery in my hand is less than an hour, and that is fairly typical in the US. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to stay in hospital after hip replacement ?

1-3 days: Typically patients can go home after 2 days. Some people are ahead of schedule and some people are a little behind. It also depends on your surgeon and their comfort level with you going home. Most surgeons believe anterior hip replacement can lead to a faster recovery. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-3 days and 20-30yr: Most patient stay in the hospital from 1-3 days, depending on the type of hip replacement, approach used, and any other complicating issues. Most hip replacement reliably last 20-30 years, but some can last longer. ...Read more

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Relatively good health. How long can I expect to stay in the hospital from a total hip replacement?

1 or 2 days: Most patients spend 1 or 2 nights in the hospital after total hip replacement. They may do several sessions of physical therapy, receive medications for pain and to reduce the risk of blood clots while in the hospital. They are usually independent in transferring from bed to chair, walking with aids, and doing exercises at that time. ...Read more

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Where is a total hip replacement usually done? At a hospital?

In the hospital: Yes the hospital should be equipped for this surgery not every hospital can do it. ...Read more

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No blood transfusion hip surgery is there any doctors/hospitals doing hip replacement surgery without blood transfusions

Let me explain: There are many surgeon how dose auto transfusion. Take blood form you before the surgery and give to you if you need it. Another method to filter the blood which come from you, during the surgery and give back to you. ...Read more