- Apr 17, 2019
- United States
I never should have read about infections in hip replacements and spacers. It's all real and I feel sadness for those going through it and pray for all good outcomes. But now I'm afraid to have my THR surgery....my husband warned me to only read the positive. I have pierced ears and a nose piercing. Should I grow all these shut for safety? My husband had a total shoulder replacement 2 years ago and has pierced ear. He is doing fine but he rarely worries about anything. He also is diabetic and has to have dental work. I need dental work, 3 more new crowns eventually and is another concern. My mental attitude is a mess these days. Am I over reacting? How common are infections? Is it a low percentage? Will my nickle allergy be a source of possible infection, even tho I'm having the oxinium implant. A lot of questions I know I need to discuss this with my surgeon this coming Thursday.