How many times surgery is needed if a person has his first hip joint replacement infected?

Usually TWO. A patient who has an infected prosthesis will likely need to have the original prosthesis removed. A temporary hip prosthesis (which has antibiotics on and in the prosthesis) is implanted and IV and oral antibiotic therapy is initiated. After 2-3 months, when the infection is eradicated, a new permanent hip replacement is implanted.

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Is it rare after a hip joint replacement for the joint to become infected?

Not rare. Typically the infection rate for a total knee or hip replacement is about 2%. This is relatively low as complications go but if you are one who sustains this you are in for longterm IV antibiotics and several future surgeries for the infection and possibly replacement of the prosthesis. Read more...
Yes. The statiscal risk of infection is less than 1%. There are numerous steps taken to reduce the risk of infection, including administration of antibiotics, strict adherence to sterile technique and appropriate management of pre-operative patient factors that can increase increase the risk of infection. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon about your concerns specifically. Read more...

What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

Yes. . Yes. By nature of the fact that the muscles and capsule that surround and support the native hip are cut during the approach to the hip during surgery, there is a risk for dislocation after surgery before these structures have had a chance to fully heal. We teach patients after surgery to avoid certain positions with their legs, and place a pillow between their legs for the first few days after surgery to prevent them from moving their leg into a position that we know will risk dislocation. This risk declines significantly 2 to 3 months after surgery. However, even after that, an artificial hip can dislocate. If the hip is implanted in a less than ideal position, it can be at risk of dislocation during normal range of motion, and this could be a reason to revise the surgery to improve the position of the implants. Read more...
1-2% Dislocation is the most common complication after a total hip replacement, but fortunately does not occurr frequently. The surgical approach used does influence the risk of dislocation, as well as the experience of the surgeon. How the tissues around the hip are handled and repaired at the end of the operation is an important factor. A partial replacement is less likely to dislocate than a total. Read more...
Low risk. Dislocation can occur after a tha but is generally very low and dependent on the original surgical approach, femoral ball size, and skill of the surgeon. The incidence of dislocation ranges from 0.1% to 1-2% depending on the above factors. While surface replacement may have less risk than a total hip replacement, other factors may make these less desirable. Discuss with your surgeon. Read more...

Which medical staff would be involved in a hip joint replacement from start to finish?

? I'm not sure what you're asking. Orthopedics, including total joint replacement is a team approach. It requires nurses, doctors, therapists, etc. For a successful result. Read more...

Can someone with hepatitis b or c undergo a complete hip joint replacement?

Yes. That has nothing to do with the surgery and you are not at increased risk of problems. Read more...
Yes . Hepititis causes two surgical problems 1. If liver function is poor it can efect the body's ablity to clot the blood. Also limit patient to the use of anesthetic agents that have no liver toxicity. 2. If you are suffering from acute hepatitis they will put off surgery till you are recovering also your hepatitis can expose the surgical staff to increaased risk of tacquiring hepatitis from you. Read more...

Can a HIV positive undergo hip joint replacement?

Yes. There may b more commotion in the or for the protection of the staff, but people with hiv+ undergo many surgeries if they are medically cleared as with any one else. Read more...
Yes. Hiv status should not matter for any surgery. Other things to consider would be general health and if the body is physically able to undergo the surgery. Read more...

Is it common after a hip joint replacement for the joint to become loose?

THA loosening. May be related to implant design, polyethylene design, injury, fracture, dislocation, infection, bone quality, osteoporosis, soft tissue quality, inadequate muscle forces, as well as the procedural nuances. All told, these are not that common. Read more...

What is the difference between a right vs left hip joint replacement?

Like your hands. Mirror image prosthetics are used, assuming a double joint replacement is deemed advisable. Read more...
Generally nothing. The surgery is performed the same way. Most implants are universal and can be used right or left. The surgeons goal is to places them at the appropriate angles for each side. Some of the femoral components have the angles built in and therefore come in a right and left. Read more...

What's the difference between a right and a left hip joint replacement?

Hip left vs right. Most femoral stem joint implants are "sided" with a specific version, or take-off, of the neck/stem. The sockets are usually the same on right and left, just angled and verted/rotated to the appropriate angle. Read more...