I have a numb patch around the wound after my hip replacement - is this normal?

Numbness around the incision is due to small superficial nerves being disrupted during surgery. The area usually reduces, but there may be a permanent small area of numbness or altered sensation.

This information is an extract from ‘A patient’s guide to total hip replacement’, a document created to enhance our patients' recovery after a hip replacement. The complete document is available to download here.