Dr. De Smet
What is the worst complication that you are
aware of with resurfacing?
Fracture of the neck of femur. When
it occurs, you get a stem with a big modular head. I have only
one patient with this, but afterwards he is now, one of my
happiest patients. In most of the series, all over the world,
fractured neck of femur has an incidence of 1%.
What other complications might I be at risk for?
then with any other procedure: infection, nerve lesion,
thrombosis, …, death?
The chance of unequal leg length or
dislocation is much lower than in THA.