Infection

The chance of infection is less than 1% and can usually be treated effectively with antibiotics. Usually only the skin is affected, but if bacteria get into the hip itself then it may be necessary to have a further operation to wash it out with saline solution and give stronger antibiotics via a drip. On very rare occasions it may be necessary to remove the hip replacement completely to allow the bacteria to be treated. It is then re-replaced, either during the same operation or after an interval of four-six weeks. Treatment of infected hip replacements is highly specialised

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre
at Bupa Cromwell Hospital

164 -178 Cromwell Road
Kensington
London
SW5 0TU


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