how long to wait to have other hip operated on?greenspun.com : 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 2002
You should wait at least six weeks in between hip replacements.
-- Marc Hungerford, M.D. (email@example.com), October 21, 2002.
You should visit this website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/hip/hiprepqa.htm
-- Robert Toussie (Robert Toussie @aol.com), March 15, 2004.