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What are the chances of someone dying while having a hip replacement?
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 0.1 percent
According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery.
The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent.

In brief: 0.1 percent
According to a study published in the january 2010 issue of the journal of bone and joint surgery (jbjs), the risk of early postoperative mortality -- or death following surgery -- was slightly increased for the first 26 days after the elective surgery.
The risk of mortality was estimated to be 0.1 percent.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Very unlikely
Hip replacement surgery is generally safe.
It is recommended that the patient is appropriately evaluated prior to surgery to identify any potential medical concerns. Such concerns can be addressed pre-operatively - allowing the surgery to be done as safely as possible.

In brief: Very unlikely
Hip replacement surgery is generally safe.
It is recommended that the patient is appropriately evaluated prior to surgery to identify any potential medical concerns. Such concerns can be addressed pre-operatively - allowing the surgery to be done as safely as possible.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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