Learn about the diet required to maintain healthy bones, the deformities of the lower limbs, arthritis, rheumatis, osteoporosis, slipped disc and many more...
- What Is An ACL Reconstruction?
- What Is An Arthroscopy?
- What Are The Risks Of Total Hip Replacement?
- What Can Be Expected Of a Total Hip Replacement?
- When Do We Consider Total Hip Replacements?
- What Is Hip Joint?
- What Are The Risks Of Total Knee Replacement?
- What Can I Expect From an Artificial Knee?
- Who Is The Candidate For Knee Replacement Surgery?
- What Is Knee Joint?
What Are The Risks Of Total Hip Replacement?
Total hip replacement is a major operation. The effect of most complications is simply that the patient stays in the hospital longer. The most common complications are not directly related to the hip and do not usually affect the result of the operation. These include
- Blood clots in the leg
- Blood clots in the lung
- Urinary infections or difficulty in urinating
- Complications that affect the hip are very un common, but in these cases, the operation may not be as successful
- Difference in leg length
- Dislocation of hip (ball pops out of socket)
- Infection in hip
A few of the complications, such as infection or dislocation, may require re-operation.