I had a total hip replacement
in 1999, and the hip did well for about 2 years. Then, out of the blue, I began having increasingly bad hip pain, swelling, and redness. Eventually this alarmed me to the point of having the implanted joint removed, and the surgeon really destroyed a lot of bone getting the device out. He diagnosed me with mrsa; and put a ceramic antibiotic filled temporary hip in, and put me on a pic line with 6 initual weeks of vancomycin ttherapy.