Hip Replacement Surgery Risks and Complications
Hip replacement is generally a safer procedure, but as with any surgery, some potential risks and complications can occur with this surgery.
Following are some possible hip replacement complications and risks that you should be aware of prior to pursuing this treatment option.
Blood clots, medically known as thromboembolic disease, can form in the veins of the legs as a result of decreased leg movement after surgery. The matter of concern is that if a blood clot develops, it is possible that it dislodges and travels to the lungs, which can potentially be life-threatening.
In order to prevent blood clots from forming you may be given blood thinning medications after the surgery, or you may be asked to wear elastic stockings, and do exercise to increase blood flow in the leg veins.…