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Taking Antibiotics After A Hip Replacement
Yes: Most surgeons follow a protocol of IV antibiotics for 24 hrs after the surgery. This is evidenced-based. Antibiotics are usually advised for other post-op procedures as well. I advise patients with a joint replacement to take prophylactic antibiotics before any procedure (i.e. Dental cleaning, colonoscopy, urologic work) that can potentially send bacteria into the bloodstream. ...Read more
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
No: It's not uncommon for your surgeon to recommend antibiotics prior to dental cleanings for the first two years after a total joint. Antibiotics are not necessary after a typical cut. ...Read more
dental procedures: There is controversy regarding prophylactic antibiotics following hip replacement. We used to recommend them to for life time, to prevent possible infection before dental procedures. The latest data however does not support use of prophylactic antibiotics. The latest recommendation from aaos is no prophylactic antibiotics though there is no universal agreement on this recommendation. ...Read more
The american academy of orthopaedic surgeons recommends the use of antibiotics before a colonoscopy. "in order to prevent bacteremia, an appropriate dose of a prophylactic antibiotic should be given prior to the procedure so that an effective tissue concentration is present at the time of instrumentation..."
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I had hip replacement 2 mos ago got infected another surgery had IV 6 weeks off now on antibiotic 2 mos been having a lot of pain I did not have befor?
I had a total hip replacement 5 weeks ago, I have broken out in cold sores on my lips. Do i need an antibiotic or just use cream to heal?
A couple of hours: An uncomplicated primary (first one) hip replacement takes about 2 hours including the anesthesia, surgery, and dressing application. Three nights in the hospital is the medicare hospital stay. This number varies somewhat, but shorter surgical times don't always mean better. Be sure to pick a surgeon that does total hip replacement routinely. ...Read more
How long does it take to sit for an 8 hour shift after a total hip replacement? At 4 weeks post op I can only sit upright with a pillow for 2 hours.
2-3 days: Some stay longer in rehab.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't run: Depending on a number of factors including the surgical approach used, whether the leg was lengthened and differences among patients you can expect to have some limp for several months after hip replacement surgery. These replacements were not made for the impact of running and i strongly advise my patients to avoid those types of impact activities which will shorten implant life. ...Read more
3-6 weels: Most doctors allow progressively removing the walker and cane over about 6 weeks. ...Read more
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
6 - 12 weeks: Most patients are able to do allmost all activities in about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: How quickly someone recovers from a joint replacement usually depends on how functional and healthy they were before the operation. In general, a person with no functional impairments could be expected to be up and around with a walker within the week post op, and ambulating with a cane within the 4-6 weeks post op, . ...Read more
Hip replacement: Thr age dosent matter health does some 90year olds are healthier than me. ...Read more
Recovery: typically is about 2-3 months. It is an inpatient surgery you are in the hospital 2-3 days and then either go home with PT or to Rehab. You are up walking either the day of or after surgery. stitches out at two weeks. You have to follow certain precautions such as no forward bending, deep squatting, etc for about 6 weeks. strength and ROM progress as you can tolerate. ...Read more
Depends: every person is different it's a big operation no matter who you are and every body recovers a little differently I typically tell patients it will take up to a year to be as good as you can be following your procedure ...Read more
Variable: Hip replacement recovery is dependent on the person of course: age, healthy, vigor etch. But overall i tell my patients to expect 3-6mo or longer. And of course recovery means different things to different people: ie getting back to activities etc. ...Read more
Depends on age...: Someone in their fifties may 'fully' recover from hip replacement surgery as early as 6-8 wks. ( esp. W/ anterior exposure technique). Older patients who have 'traditional ' hip replacement surgery may take 2-4 months to ' fully' recover, or longer depending on various factors... Gl! ...Read more
Varies by patient: Everybody recovers at their own pace after a total hip replacement. The direct anterior approach does minimize trauma from surgery. "wonderful" implies full recovery- may take 3 months. Acute healing phase is 2-3 weeks. Do not try to overdo in the first 6 weeks, but gradual resumption of activities is encouraged. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon if you have specific activity related questions. ...Read more
Am to have a colonoscopy on June 30th....had a total hip replacement 2 1/2 years ago, and prior to dental /periodontry work, I take 4 amoxicillin befo?
Question ?: What exactly is your question regarding premedication? ...Read more
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