Dr. O'Connor explains how long hip replacement surgery usually lasts.
A hip replacement procedure usually will take anywhere from an hour to two hours, depending on how big the patient is, how bad their deformity is. So usually it’s somewhere in that one- to two-hour range.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.