What are the risks of joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery has the same risks as any other major surgery.


However, when pre- and post-surgical instructions are followed carefully, the risks of infection, pneumonia and blood clots normally associated with surgery are small.

Joint dislocation is a concern with hip replacement surgery. However, adherence to the post-operative instructions can prevent this painful situation from occurring as well.

For many people, the benefits of pain relief and restored movement outweigh the risks of surgery.

If you are considering joint replacement surgery, talk to an orthopedic specialist about the benefits, the risks and the post-surgical expectations. Call (920) 996-3700 or request an appointment with the orthopedic experts at Affinity Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center.


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Appleton, WI 54915
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