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Information and risks involved in knee replacement surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   I want to know some information about Total Knee replacement Surgery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For whom it is done
Doctor :   for what reason
Doctor :   Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure during which the bones of the knee are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants.
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   The procedure of knee replacement surgery involves removal of the damaged bone of the knee joint and replacement with prosthesis or an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high grade plastics and polymers.
Doctor :   side effects like swelling, redness and pain
Doctor :   The potential risks of Knee Replacement Surgery are
- Thrombophlebitis
- Infection
- Pneumonia
- Knee Stiffness
Doctor :   any more query
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