Hip Replacement Complications

Hip Replacement Complications: What You Should Know

For the last two decades, hip replacements have been one of the most common kinds of surgical procedures performed in the medical industry. If you are someone who has experienced fractures and problems within your hips, or have had complications with your hip joints, there is a big chance that your doctor has or will recommend a hip replacement surgery. Before considering a hip replacement, you should be aware of the complications. Like any surgery, the benefits are many, but so are the risks. Hundreds of thousands of  people who are having surgical hip replacements are now suffering from a condition known as metallosis, or metal poisoning. You could have the best experience, the largest majority of patients who undergo hip replacements are typically better off after the surgery than they were prior to going under the scalpel. Unfortunately, many have ended up with serious, potentially life threatening side effects. There are a number of potential  complications, many of which are leading to hip replacement lawsuits. Before you decide, make sure that you fully understand every last detail and possible complication related to this surgery and know the actions you have to take post-surgery as well.

What is Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement refers to the surgical activity that is being done in order to replace the hip joint by a prosthetic hip. This is commonly performed as the total replacement of the hip joint or in some cases half of the hip, depending on the current situation and the problem experienced by the patient. This kind of procedure is commonly being done in order to treat hip fractures or even relieve the pain being of arthritis.

Why Would I Need Hip Replacement?

The total hip replacement is commonly being done and performed in order to treat the fractures of the hip joint that is mainly caused by osteoarthritis. Aside from that, there are also other indications that may need this kind of surgical procedure which includes the following below:

  • Avascular necrosis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Protrusio acetabuli

  • Traumatic arthritis

  • Benign and malignant bone tumors

  • Hip fractures

  • And other kind of arthritis

Typically, the hip replacement is being done and recommended to a patient who has already undergone different therapies and medications for their hips, but which failed to relieve the pain.

What are the risks of Hip Replacement?

Not all people who are undergoing this kind of surgery have a good experience. There are a number of people who have dealt with the complications of this kind of surgery and this is one of the most common problems of the health industry right now. Some of the common complications of the hip replacement surgery may include the following below:

  • Dislocation – this is really the most common hip replacement complications. It may take about eight weeks or more before the soft tissue in your hips starts to grow and build up again in the hip joint that has been replaced.  There is a chance that you will experience the dislocation of the hip ball out of its socket.

  • Chronic pain – after months or even years of the surgery, there are people who experience chronic pain. This is common to those patients who were weak even before the surgery was done for them and didn’t go back for more checkups from their doctor.

  • Death – the worst possible complications that you can experience from this is death. Yes, not all kind of surgeries are successful as this totally depends on your own health and even the medical tools used. You can expect an immediate death during or even after the surgery.

When Do You Need Hip Replacement Lawyer?

If you or a loved one are currently experiencing hip replacement complications due to malpractice of the surgeon or lack of preoperative disclosure information, it is now the time for you to take action and seek the compensation you deserve. You have a right to seek compensation from your hip replacement compensation and it’s important you do so that the manufacturers are held accountable for their lack of due-diligence. Fill out the form on this page or give us a call today (888) 260-9494. We have a group of experienced lawyers that would be able to help and guide you in the right direction and take the necessary steps with your hip replacement complications case.