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How would you know you have a failing hip replacement?

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Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: New symptoms

Hip replacements can fail for many reasons, including loosening of the parts, wearing out, muscle dysfunction, or infection.
The most likely symptoms would be new pain, increasing weakness, or a leg which is becoming shorter and possibly less stable. Early evaluation of these issues will prevent the problems from progressing and becoming more difficult to treat.

In brief: New symptoms

Hip replacements can fail for many reasons, including loosening of the parts, wearing out, muscle dysfunction, or infection.
The most likely symptoms would be new pain, increasing weakness, or a leg which is becoming shorter and possibly less stable. Early evaluation of these issues will prevent the problems from progressing and becoming more difficult to treat.
Dr. Robert Cusick
Dr. Robert Cusick
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Failing hip surgery

Usually you can tell because after a prolonged period of improved function, you begin having progressive pain on walking.
An x-ray will help confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Failing hip surgery

Usually you can tell because after a prolonged period of improved function, you begin having progressive pain on walking.
An x-ray will help confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
Thank
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