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Our Approach to Treating

Total Joint Implant Complications

Complications after total joint implant surgery are uncommon at NYU Langone, but any surgery carries some risk. If a complication such as a blood clot, joint dislocation, or infection occurs, surgeons at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Center have the expertise to recognize the signs and symptoms.

The most commonly replaced joints are the hip, knee, and shoulder, but our surgeons also replace joints in other parts of the body, such as the ankle, elbow, wrist, and hand. Orthopedic surgeons at NYU Langone perform more than 3,000 total joint implant procedures each year, with a complication rate of less than 1 percent.

If you think you are experiencing a complication, our doctors recommend contacting your surgeon immediately. Our orthopedic surgeons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Often, your surgeon can help you via telephone or in a doctor’s office, avoiding a trip to the emergency room. They offer the appropriate treatment to resolve the issue quickly, relieving pain and helping you remain active.

Treatment for Total Joint Implant Complications

Our doctors manage complications according to the type that occurs and the severity of the problem. Sometimes medication is all that’s needed. In other situations, surgery is required. Our team of orthopedic surgeons includes specialists in revision surgery.

Our Research and Education in Total Joint Implant Complications

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.