Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis).
1. wound infection
2. infection around the prosthesis
3. blood clotting
4. malfunction ( caused by wear and tear, breakage, dislocation, or loosening)
5. nerve injury.
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