Total Hip Replacement Complications
By Patricia Walter Updated 6/1/2013
Total Hip replacement is an excellent option for hip deterioration, but there are always the possibilities of complications. Complications don’t happen often, but are still possible. There are methods to help prevent these complications.
The most common complication of hip surgery is blood clots. These are most often seen in the pelvis or leg veins. If these clots break free and make their way to your lungs, they can be life-threatening. After surgery, many things will be done to prevent clotting. Generally the following methods are used:
- blood thinning