While uncommon, complications can occur during and after surgery.
Some complications include, but are not limited to, infection, blood
clots, implant breakage, malalignment and premature wear, any of which
can require additional surgery. Although implant surgery is extremely
successful in most cases, some patients still experience stiffness and
pain. No implant will last forever, and factors such as your
post-surgery activities and weight can affect longevity. Be sure to
discuss these and other risks with your surgeon.
There are many things that your surgeon may do to minimize the
potential for complications. Your surgeon may have you see a medical
physician before surgery to obtain tests. You may also need to have
your dental work up-to-date and may be shown how to prepare your home
to avoid falls.
The decision to have surgery is sometimes difficult. We hope that
this information has helped you understand the ROSA Knee System so
that you can make the best decision for yourself. This information is
not intended to replace the human experience and counsel of your
orthopedic surgeon. If you have any further questions, please speak
with your orthopedic surgeon.