Complications From Total Hip Replacement

As with any procedure, total hip replacement carries the risk of complications. Minor complications with this procedure can include:
 
  • Infection
  • Numbness around the incision
  • Bleeding.
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These and other minor complications tend to be temporary, and are often easily treated by your healthcare provider. Serious complications are also possible; however, they are rare. Some of these problems can include:
 
  • Blood clots in the legs, pelvis, or lungs
  • Excessive bone formation around the implant
  • Changes in leg length
  • Serious bleeding from damage to blood vessels.
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People with diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney disease have a higher risk of developing complications.
 
(Click Hip Replacement Complications to read more about the risks associated with total hip replacement, including how likely they are to occur.)
 

Complications From Total Hip Replacement

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