Joint replacement surgery is a major operation. As with any major operation, there are possible complications. Some of these are related to the anesthesia, while others are associated with the joint surgery itself. Every possible effort is made by the medical team to prevent complications, but this cannot be accomplished without your participation.
Therefore, it is important that patients
know about the following, which include, but are not limited to, infection,
blood clots, implant breakage, malalignment and premature wear. Any
of these can require additional surgery. Although implant surgery is
extremely successful in most cases, some patients still experience stiffness
and pain. No implant will last forever and factors such as a patient’s
post-surgery activities and weight can affect longevity. I will discuss
these and other risks with you.
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