how long to wait to have other hip operated on? : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

I am 51 years old and had a total hip replacement performed about 90 dyas ago. The surgery was successful and I am virtually pain-free. However, my other hip which also has osteoarthritis hurts like heck. I have decided that it will also need an operation. I am in very good health otherwise. My question is simply, how long is the normal recommended time span between surgeries. How long should I wait before having another hip replacement performed on my other leg? Thank you very much for any answers you can offer.

-- Doris D. Forte (, August 13, 2002


You should wait at least six weeks in between hip replacements.

-- Marc Hungerford, M.D. (, October 21, 2002.

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