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Risks & Precautions

MicroPort Hip Systems is indicated to relieve hip pain and improve function in patients suffering from osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis (bone death) and dysplasia. It can also be used to treat previously failed hip replacements and fusion. However, hip replacement using the MicroPort hip system is contraindicated in case of:

  • Infection of the body or blood
  • Immature bones that are not fully developed
  • Weak or unhealthy bones due to severe bone loss
  • Blood vessel, muscle or nervous diseases that may interfere with the stability of the artificial hip joint
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Severely overweight

As with any major surgical procedure, there are risks and recovery times. Potential adverse effects which may result from hip replacement include, but are not limited to the following: pain, bone or component fracture, blood vessel damage or blockage, temporary or permanent nerve damage, a sudden drop in blood pressure during surgery due to the use of bone cement, leg deformity, blood clots that can travel to your heart or lungs, delayed wound healing, and deep wound infection or accelerated wear of the prosthesis which may necessitate additional surgery. Your weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Ask your doctor if hip replacement surgery is right for you.

Practice Locations

Anthony J. Berni, MD

5301 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy St. Peters, MO 63376

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  • Fax :(636) 561 - 5031

Robert A. Sciortino, MD

224 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 255S, Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • Tel: 
  • Fax :(314) 434 - 6956

Robert H. Sigmund, M.D

12639 Old Tesson Road, Suite 100 & Suite 115 St. Louis, MO 63128

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