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Joint infection after total hip replacement surgery commone or negligent?
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Uncommon
Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.
1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection.

In brief: Uncommon
Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.
1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection
Infection following hip replacement occurs and in and of itself is not a sign of poor care.

In brief: Infection
Infection following hip replacement occurs and in and of itself is not a sign of poor care.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Known complication
An infection in a total hip replacement is a very challenging complication to deal with.
It is not "common" - the reported rate of infection after surgery is less than 1%, and therefore is not considered negligence. It needs to be treated aggressively to maximize the chance of successful treatment.

In brief: Known complication
An infection in a total hip replacement is a very challenging complication to deal with.
It is not "common" - the reported rate of infection after surgery is less than 1%, and therefore is not considered negligence. It needs to be treated aggressively to maximize the chance of successful treatment.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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