Risks From Hip Replacement Surgery

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Out of 1,000 people who have hip replacement surgery, 1 to 8 will die from any cause within 1 to 3 months after surgery, and 7 to 8 will have a serious joint infection within 4 years after surgery.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma