View Full Version : Has there ever been an "Unsuccessful" surgery?

07-13-2012, 04:26 AM
Every time you hear a player get surgery you always hear "successful surgery", a little obvious there.

Has there ever been an instance where an injured player's surgery went wrong, and/or did not help them at all?

07-13-2012, 04:36 AM
since when is surgery 100% safe?

tom brady?

07-13-2012, 04:39 AM
Grant Hill

07-13-2012, 04:47 AM
I would say Yao Ming's foot surgery wasn't very successful, or Greg Oden.

07-13-2012, 04:54 AM
IDK, but no you will never hear a doctor come out of surgery and say he ****ed up.

fact is, they are going to say it went well, but you never really know until you recover anyway if everything is really the way it should be.

07-13-2012, 05:00 AM
Gilbert Arenas

07-13-2012, 05:02 AM
There has been cases of surgeons having to do it again because the stuffed it the first time, I dont have the time to find any though but it definitely happens.

07-13-2012, 05:08 AM
lol "he didn't make it"....but doctor, he went in for a physical?.... hahaha

07-13-2012, 05:09 AM
Grant Hill I believe.


07-13-2012, 05:13 AM
probably Greg Oden. microfracture & arthroscopic surgery (right knee), microfracture surgery (left knee), and had a setback which forced him not to play last season.

07-13-2012, 05:13 AM
Welcome to the world of throwing cliches left and right.

07-13-2012, 05:14 AM
probably Greg Oden. microfracture & arthroscopic surgery (right knee), microfracture surgery (left knee), and had a setback which forced him not to play last season.

It's really astonishing:

Greg Oden has played 82 games for his career.

07-13-2012, 05:14 AM
Guys like oden and hill came to mind, apparently bill Walton sued team doctor's for just totally messing up.

Didn't grant hill have a bacterial infection in the ankle he had surgery in for the 3rd time, and had another after that?

07-13-2012, 05:16 AM
I remember ron artest had a loose screw in his thumb from a prior surgery a couple of years back

07-13-2012, 05:18 AM
Penny Hardaway

07-13-2012, 05:20 AM
C-Webb still averaged 21 and 8 before getting traded to Philly, and averaged 20 and 10 there

Can't really call his microfracture a failure

07-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Surgeries can have complications, but pro athletes are going to the best of the best so it's very rare complications will occur

07-13-2012, 09:12 AM
this is baseball related and not basketball, but still relevant:

Bobby Jenks:

On December 12, Jenks had another surgery, this time to remove bone spurs from his back. He was supposed to have only two removed. However, Dr. Kirkham Wood, the head of Massachusetts General Hospital's orthopedic bone unit, started to remove a third bone spur and didn't finish it. The part Wood left in created a serrated edge that sliced Jenks' back open in two places, causing him to leak spinal fluid and triggering an infection in his spine. Jenks was forced to undergo emergency surgery on December 30, only two weeks after his first back procedure. Had he not done so when he did, the infection could have gone all the way to his brain and possibly killed him. Due to his muscles being "torn open," as he put it, Jenks was bedridden for seven weeks. The Red Sox placed Jenks on the 60-day disabled list. His 2012 is very much in limbo; he will be out for at least the first three months of the season.

07-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Kelenna Azubuike (http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/22/kelenna-azubuike-to-have-knee-surgery-to-fix-first-surgery/)

A Knicks source recently said the initial surgery went badly.

“They put his knee back together wrong,” the source said.

Last night, Azubuike confirmed on Twitter, “The 1st surgery in 09 wasn’t done right. Gettin it done right this time!”