What are the most common complications and risks of orthopedic surgery?
The most common complications and risks of orthopedic surgery include bleeding, infections, blood coagulation, nerve damage, lack of full range of motion, reaction to anesthesia, development of arthritis, scar formation, or re-injury of the joint or soft tissue.
Orthopedic surgeries do not generally entail major risks and complications. Surgeons are properly trained to avoid potential difficulties which might occur during an intervention, as well as to efficiently correct such problems if they appear. However, some of the risks and complications which may accompany an orthopedic surgical procedure are: