What happens during the hip joint surgery?

Start of the hip surgery

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

Course of the hip surgery

Conclusion of the hip surgery

  • 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