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Total Hip Replacement Recovery & Surgery Complications

People suffering from hip dislocation and constant hip joint pain go for hip replacement surgery to get rid of the pain. Unfortunately, though it is helpful to treat hip dislocation and other issues, some patients also suffer from the complications associated with hip replacement surgery. 

One of the common complications is an increase in leg length. Though it is not serious but can cause discomfort. Other complications associated with the total hip replacement surgery in Mumbai are as follows: 

  1. Blood Clots 

Before surgery, anesthesia is given to the patients. However, anesthesia can create blood clotting in the blood, especially in the leg veins. The blood clotting after the surgery can be dangerous because the blood clot may break off and travel to the heart, lungs and other body parts. 

This is why doctors give the blood-thinning medication after the surgery. It will help to reduce the risk of blood clotting. 

  1. Severe Infection 

After the surgery, the body is prone to infection, especially at the site of the incision. The tissues near the hip joint and newly replaced hip can also get infected. However, most of the infections can be treated with the help of antibiotics. But some infections may require treatment. For example, the infection near the prosthesis requires surgery to treat the problem. If the infection is severe, then doctors often replace the prosthesis. 

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  1. Dislocation of the Ball Joint 

Hip surgery helps treat the problem of dislocation. But some patients after the surgery may experience the dislocation of the ball joint. In addition, in some cases, the newly replaced hip may come out of the socket, especially after a few months of surgery. 

If the hip dislocates, the doctor will fit the brace into the hip joint so that the dislocated joint will be positioned correctly. However, if the problem persists, the doctor may perform the surgery again to stabilize the dislocated ball and joints. 

  1. Nerve Damage 

The complication is rare, but there are chances of nerve damage near the newly replaced hip implant. The place is prone to nerve damage and may cause weakness and numbness. Some patients often suffer from nerve damage and constant pain. 

  1. Change in the Length of the Leg

Occasionally, after the total hip replacement surgery in Mumbai, the patient suffers from an increase in leg length. However, the problem is that only one leg length is increased, which creates trouble in walking and other activities. This may happen due to contracture of the muscles present near the hip.


After the total hip replacement surgery, these are the potential risks that are associated with the surgery. This is why the patient, after the surgery, needs to follow a routine check-up and follow proper medications. 

Also read: 3 Vital Signs that you require a Knee Replacement Surgery

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