Complications After Hip Surgery

Apart from above complications following complications are specifically related to hip replacement surgery –

  1. Dislocation
    It involves complete displacement of the head of the femur from acetabulum. It is not common complication.

    • Patient needs to take precautions as advised by the surgeon.
  2. Aseptic Loosening
    Most common cause of component failure may be because of poor quality bone, excessive body weight, improper or excessive activity.
  3. Fracture of femur around an implanted stem is a serious complication. Sometimes implant loosening associated with osteolysis weakens bone stock & may predispose to fracture.