:cry4::hate-shocked:Hi everyone, I am so glad to find this forum. Had hip replacement on 7-18-11. On August 21 I noticed oozing coming from incision. Went to Doc right away. He checked my blood levels and they were slightly elevated. He said this would probably require opening incision back up, irrigating hip joint and incision. Or depending how bad infection is , a cement spacer. No surgery has been done yet. Instead I have been on a high dose of Bactrim DS orally and have to pack wound daily with medicated gauze, The wound is about 2 inches long and half inch deep. I go to the Dr. quite often, he said it has to heal from the bottom up and that I am not out of the woods yet as far as surgery goes. Anyone else out there having simular problems?? About to pull my hair out!!!