Total hip replacement is surgery performed to replace the hip joint damaged by arthritis. A new hip joint will most likely mean less pain and better ease of movement than what you have now.
In a hip replacement, the worn-out parts are removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The new joint works much like a natural hip. The parts have smooth surfaces for ease of movement. Your hip restrictions or “hip precautions” following the procedure will be dependent on the surgical approach that you have for your hip replacement (anterior, lateral or posterior). Please speak specifically with your surgeon regarding your restrictions following surgery.
For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.
Current antibiotic protocol for total joint replacement
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