Prevention of surgical risks & infections
Prevention of surgical risks
Your security is our priority. We enforce all official recommendations to minimize the risks associated with surgery and stay current with the latest developments in the scientific literature. Although it is relatively rare to suffer from a complication during or after the surgery, risk zero does not exist. Possible adverse events during joint replacement surgery include but are not limited to :
- Hematoma (5%)
- Residual symptoms (1 to 7% depending on the type of surgery)
- A longer recovery time than expected (1 to 3% depending on the type of surgery)
- Infection (<1%)
- Allergy to one of the components of the prosthesis (<0.5%)
- Fracture (<0.5%)
- Phlebitis (<0.5%)
- Prosthetic dislocation (hip prosthesis) (<0.5%)
- The occurrence of a nerve or vascular lesion (<0.5%)
- Complications related to anesthesia (<0.2%)
- Implant loosening (rare, depending on life expectancy and patient activity level)
Prevention of prosthetic join infections
All patients with any joint replacement must be vigilant to the occurrence of any infection. There is always a risk of hematogenous spread to the implants. Therefore you must not neglect any dental, ENT, digestive, urinary or skin infection by contacting your doctor as soon as possible to set up an appropriate investigation and treatment.
Prophylactic antibiotic therapy must be given before a dental or endoscopic procedure (e.g. colonoscopy) during the first 2 years after joint replacement surgery.
Diabetic patients must be extra vigilant with rigorous and regular monitoring of their skin condition on their legs/feet, as well as good control of their diabetes and blood sugar levels.