This is a critical section that must be reviewed by anyone contemplating hip or knee surgery of any kind. We have listed some known complications and adverse events associated with surgery below. This list will serve as the beginning point of our discussion about your surgery. This may be more detail than you want to know, but please take the time to read this material and understand it thoroughly. The odds of a complication occurring are very small. In the vast majority of surgical procedures, the outcomes are satisfactory; modern surgery is very safe. But, just as riding in a car or flying in an airplane, all risk cannot be eliminated.
Therefore, it is vital that you review the material below, and ask questions, before any surgery is planned. We will proceed with your surgery with the assumption that you understand, accept, and recognize this information.If these risks are unacceptable, then please postpone the procedure. Bear in mind that although many complications are listed, all surgical procedures have a small chance of unpredictable outcomes — complications that no one can reasonably predict.
Some complications include:
We will assume that you thoroughly understand all material presented here before embarking on surgery. Please understand that we may cancel a scheduled operation at any time up until the time of surgery if, in our judgment, you are unlikely to have a satisfactory result from the surgery or if the risk of a poor result or an adverse outcome exceeds our safe threshold for performing such surgery.