Risks of NOT having Total Joint Surgery
- Blood clots from inactivity
- Persistent pain, limp, stiffness from untreated arthritis
- Medical complications from inactivity
- Weight gain
- Weakening of muscles, stiffening of joints
- Negative effect on cardiovascular system
- Depression, social isolation
There are potentially serious complications of not having the surgery.
Pain of arthritis causes limitation of mobility, which in turn can cause blood clots, weight gain, deconditioning, weakening of muscles, and stiffening of joints. Immobility also negatively affects the heart function. Long-term arthritis can lead to social isolation and depression. Untreated arthritis can lead to many problems. For the right patient the total joint surgery could be a lifesaver!