13 doctors weighed in:
What kind of complications might happen from a joint replacement surgery?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
5 doctors agree
In brief: A few common ones:
Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, short term loosing of the new parts and long term wearing out of the prosthesis.

In brief: A few common ones:
Bleeding, infection, blood clots, damage to nerves, arteries or veins, dislocation, fracture, failure to improve the pain, need for more surgery, short term loosing of the new parts and long term wearing out of the prosthesis.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Infection bleeding
Infection right away or down the road, persistent pain, bleeding, loosening of the joint.

In brief: Infection bleeding
Infection right away or down the road, persistent pain, bleeding, loosening of the joint.
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
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Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree
In brief: It Depends
Although joint replacement is a very successful and rewarding surgery, there are many complications that may arise.
One of the worst of these is infection which can result in the need for hardware removal (temporary or permanent). Others include blood clots, prosthetic loosening, and wear of the polyethylene (plastic) components. Complication rate is affected by your overall health.

In brief: It Depends
Although joint replacement is a very successful and rewarding surgery, there are many complications that may arise.
One of the worst of these is infection which can result in the need for hardware removal (temporary or permanent). Others include blood clots, prosthetic loosening, and wear of the polyethylene (plastic) components. Complication rate is affected by your overall health.
Dr. Susan Jolly
Dr. Susan Jolly
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Knee replacements
Any surgery can involve the potential for injury to nerves , blood vessels, , post op infections, blood clots, or failure of the procedure to correct the intended problem. ( pain , swelling,loss of motion) Anesthetic complications like stroke, heart attack, death are also possibilities.
Although these can all occur, they can be lessened when a patient is in the best prepop condition. And done by e

In brief: Knee replacements
Any surgery can involve the potential for injury to nerves , blood vessels, , post op infections, blood clots, or failure of the procedure to correct the intended problem. ( pain , swelling,loss of motion) Anesthetic complications like stroke, heart attack, death are also possibilities.
Although these can all occur, they can be lessened when a patient is in the best prepop condition. And done by e
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Dr. Rick Pospisil
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