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Is hip replacement surgery safe?

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Surgeons have been replacing hips for years and their techniques get better and better. As with any surgery, some things can go wrong. Blood clots are a big worry because you won’t be moving around much as first. You’ll get blood thinners to help prevent blood clots from forming. Infection and bleeding are also possible, as are complications from general anesthesia that put you to sleep during our operation.

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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