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

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Dr. Francis Kempf
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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