As with any major surgery, there are potential risks involved with undergoing joint replacement surgery. Even though total joint arthroplasty is a common procedure and has high success rates in the United States, there are still many people who suffer from joint replacement failure. Complications with joint replacement may occur soon after surgery, or they may not develop until many years later. When problems arise, a revision hip replacement or revision knee replacement may be necessary.
Some of the possible complications that can occur after total hip replacement or total knee replacement include the following:
If you are experiencing symptomatic issues with your existing total joint replacement, it is important to see a doctor who specializes in joint replacement and joint revision surgery. Dr. Alden completed specialized training with experts at the Mayo Clinic to address the most complicated total joint revision cases. He receives revision cases from around the country and prides himself on his ability to offer personalized treatment options that get patients back to their normal, pain-free lives with less downtime.