Does being double jointed affect the sucess of hip replacement surgery?

Ligament laxity. If the joint goes beyond the acceptable range of motion for its stability, as it can with ligament laxity, it can be more prone to dislocate.

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Could being double jointed affect hip replacement success?

It might. Assuming you mean that you are very flexible and have more motion in your joints than "normal, " you could be at increased risk for hip dislocation after surgery if you are not careful. Typically a hip will dislocate, "the ball comes out of the socket, " when the hip is put in an extreme position. Please talk to your doctor about what will be allowed after surgery or go to aaos.Org. Read more...
No. When performing a hip replacement, your surgeon will ensure that your hip is stable. Thus, laxity at other joints should not affect the stability of your hip. Read more...

How could you know if you have dislocated your prosthetic hip joint after hip replacement surgery?

These Symptoms. Prosthetic hip dislocation is usually but not universally a dramatic, painful event. There is usually deformity (shortening of the leg), pain and the inability to walk. Read more...
Severe pain. A dislocation of a total hip replacement is a very painful event. Pain and inability to move your hip is typically seen. A reduction of the hip will require a trip to the emergency room. Read more...

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. Read more...

How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

Not easy. Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, increase motion, increase strength and gradually normalize your gait. After this procedure, one can improve for 6-12 months afterward i would suggest doing only one side at a time due to the extensive surgery and recovery. Read more...