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The goal of hip rejuvenation is to reduce pain and increase the amount of movement, therefore it will replace surfaces that are abraded and maintain most of your own bone. The surface of the joint will be replaced by a metal joint followed by the surface of the femur, this last implant can be fixed with screws or bone cement. Once the operation is over, it will be recommended that you start walking a few steps.

Operation risk

As with all procedures, this carries some risks and complications.


  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: A blood clot in a vein. The risks of developing DVT are higher after any surgery. Your surgeon may give you medicine to try to limit your risk of DVT. Starting to walk as soon as possible is one of the best ways to prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Bleeding: There will unavoidably be some bleeding. But if you lose a lot of blood, you may need a blood transfusion.
  • Pain: After the operation you will notice that the area is sore, over the time the pain will fade. If the pain persists, call one of the doctors so that they can give you antibiotics.

Less Common:

  • Infection: The area where they have performed the operation may become painful or red, this may be signs of infection it may be necessary to take antibiotics to cure these infections.


  • Fracture near the implant: The upper part of the femur may rupture, usually in the first 6 weeks, if this happens they may need to remove parts of the femur.

  • Altered length: After the operation it may appear that one leg is shorter than the other.

  • Altered wound healing: The wound may become red, thickened, and painful (keloid scar), especially in Afro-Caribbeans.

  • Hip stiffness: If after the operation movement is limited, you may have a stiff hip. It may be necessary to manipulate the joints under general anesthesia.

  • Joint dislocation: This option is very unlikely to be given after a hip rejuvenation.

  • Damage to nerves: There is a risk of damage to the nerves in the knee. There may also be damage to the perineal nerve, this may cause temporary or permanent weakness in the lowest part of the leg.

  • Damage to the blood vessels: The vessels in the back of the knee can rarely be damaged, may require some additional surgery.

  • Pulmonary Embolism: Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that affects the lungs.

  • Death: This situation is very rare to occur, but can occur with any complication of the above situations.

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