Case Number 3660
Request Date 11/06/2014
Completion Date 17/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

I am at present deciding whether to have a total hip replacement done at Ashford hospital and I would like to know the complications and percentages of those complications in the last five years.I am especially interested in the infection rate and if any deaths occured related to the operation.

 

Details of the Response

Complication description * 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 TOTAL
Anaphylactic shock due to adverse effect of correct drug or medicament properly administered     1     1
Postprocedural musculoskeletal disorders; not elsewhere classified     1     1
Disruption of operation wound; not elsewhere classified 2 1   2   5
Other complications of procedures; not elsewhere classified 1   1   3 5
Infection following a procedure; not elsewhere classified 3 3 2 2 3 13
Haemorrhage and haematoma complicating a procedure; not elsewhere classified 3 2 6 4 5 20
Complications of internal orthopaedic prosthetic devices; implants and grafts 9 14 30 31 24 108
TOTAL complications 18 20 41 39 35 153
Total Number of Prosthetic Replacement of Hip Joint procedures 316 289 445 427 406 1883
Complication rate 5.70% 6.92% 9.21% 9.13% 8.62% 8.13%
Number of deaths 0 1 0 0 0 1

 

* This includes all the following procedure codes: 37, 38 & 39