After Hip Replacement: When to Call Your Surgeon
Make sure to follow all your surgeon’s instructions after your surgery. If you have questions, call your healthcare team.
Call 911 right away if you have:
Shortness of breath
When to call your healthcare provider
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have:
Hip pain that gets worse
Pain or swelling in your calf or leg not near your incision
Pain or redness in your calf
Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, or as advised
Swelling or redness at the incision site that gets worse
Fluid or a bad smell from the incision
An infection can harm the new joint. An example is pneumonia or a bladder infection. Call your surgeon or primary healthcare provider if you think you have any kind of infection.
Call them if you plan to have a medical or dental procedure. You may need to take antibiotics before you have it. This is to help prevent infection.
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