The various techniques of preserving surgery are effective means to correct congenital or acquired hip deformities (see section "What benefits does hip preserving surgery bring?"). Should be applied according to the deformity of the hip and should not rely solely on the surgeon's preference. While in some cases the indications are still evolving, we know assuredly that:
There are some complications described which, although not frequent, the patient should know and discuss the risks with his / her doctor.
Complications inherent in any hip surgery:
Inherent complications to hip preserving surgery (surgery without prosthesis placement):
Complications related to the surgical insertion of total hip replacement prosthesis (primary or revision):
The complications described are universal in the available literature as likely, despite the care and experience of the surgeon. In general, the higher the surgeon´s experience the lower the complication rate will be.
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