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Hip arthroplasty; Total hip replacement; Hip hemiarthroplasty
Risks for any anesthesia are:
Risks for any surgery are:
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People who have a prosthesis, such as an artificial joint, need to carefully protect themselves against infection. You should carry a medical identification card in your wallet that says you have a prosthesis. You should take antibiotics before any dental work or invasive medical procedures.
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