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What are the complications of joint replacement?

Complications of joint replacement include stiffness and swelling, blood clots, joint dislocation after surgery and the need for more surgery in the future due to the artificial joint wearing down. Rare complications of surgery include infection, nerve damage and bone fracture.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Tennis elbow

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