What happens during the hip joint operation?

Start of the hip operation

  • After anaesthesia: supine or lateral position of the patient on the operating table
  • Disinfection and sterile covering of the leg

Course of the hip operation

Conclusion of the hip operation

  • Suturing the muscles and closing the wound using sutures or staples
  • Application of a dressing and taking an X-ray to check the exact fit of the hip endoprosthesis
  • Removing the skin staples or stitches after around 10 to 12 days
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