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hip replacement infection #5165583
08/19/15 06:53 PM
08/19/15 06:53 PM
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Just took my 80 year old mom to the doctors for redness and soreness in her hip. she had a hip replacement in 2009. They did blood work to try and confirm an infection. The doctors office called later and want her back first thing in the morning to draw some fluid from her hip. Is it normal to have this happen with a hip replacement six years later?


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Re: hip replacement infection [Re: vermontster] #6293156
08/03/18 12:01 AM
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Re: hip replacement infection [Re: vermontster] #6298990
08/11/18 12:45 AM
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I'm not trying to play doctor, but in any of these surgeries they cut the bone out and replace the joint with a metal one. The metal inserts look like a wood rasp and are pounded into the marrow part of the bone. It does not sound like an infection, but perhaps more of stress fracture in the bone or perhaps a muscle tear, which would account for the fluid as the body is trying to heal itself.

I spoke to a neighbor who had an infection right away in his hip replacement and he was in a great deal of pain as it took the doctors forever to figure out the problem. For your Mom the best news is, is she has you, that there is soreness instead of severe pain and you are going back right away for them to get things sorted out, as again they did blood work and if that did not how a white count, there is not an infection.

God bless both of you for her to heal soon.

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