Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
An infected total hip arthroplasty
after the removal of prosthetic components has to be treated with I.V.Antibiotics for a minimum period of 6-8 weeks depending upon the susceptability of the isolated bacteria.
A revision THR is to be planned after ruling out infection in the joint or in the whole body by all means.
Generally, raised ESR
more than 15mm indicates either infection or inflammation anywhere in the body. It takes around 4 weeks for the ESR to come to normal levels with adequate treatment.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day