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Life is full of risk - what are the risks?

All treatments have certain risks and complications, as does not having treatment. These risks and the natural progress of the condition must be balanced. This can be discussed in detail.

Surgical practice has evolved to reduce risk as far as possible and risks associated with treatment will be discussed on request.

Whilst most planned operations go well and risks associated with surgical treatment are low, complications that can occur include:

  • infection
  • scars
  • damage to structures - nerves, arteries, tendons, lung, bone
  • stiffness
  • chronic pain syndrome
  • non-healing
  • deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • further treatment including removal of implants, wear and loosening

Please feel free to ask about any complications ay any time.