Prevalence of Nerve Injuries in Lower Limb following Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Management

Vol 3 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2018 | Page 36-43 | Kunal Ajitkumar Shah, Mohan M Desai.

Authors: Kunal Ajitkumar Shah [1], Mohan M Desai [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, KEM Hospital, Parel Mumbai

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Mohan Desai,
Department of Orthopaedics, KEM Hospital, Parel Mumbai


Nerve injuries during lower limb joint replacement are uncommon but serious complications. Review of this condition is sparse in literature. The present review aims to collate the current literature and provide an overview of the subject. Subclinical cases are quite common and preoperative counseling would be helpful. In case the nerve injury occurs, assurance and counselling helps. Since, the prognosis is not uniform and depends on multiple factors, it is best to try and avoid these iatrogenic injuries. A good surgeon knows how to manage his complications, but the best surgeon knows how to avoid them!
Keywords: Nerve injuries, knee arthroplasty, hip arthroplasty, iatrogenic


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How to Cite this article: Shah K, Desai M. Prevalence of Nerve Injuries in Lower Limb following Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Management. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2018; 3(2):36-43.

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