Complications From Total Hip Replacement
As with any procedure, total hip replacement carries the risk of complications. Minor complications with this procedure can include:
- Numbness around the incision
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.
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.)