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What are the risks of a total knee replacement surgery?

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What are the risks of total knee replacement?
Fri, 1 Jun 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 1 hour later
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following are some risks associated with Total Knee replacement.

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Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
Every surgery has some risks and benefits. In total knee replacement also there are certain risks depending on the patients condition.
1. Infection 2. Malposition 3. Loosening of implant .4 .Deep venous thrombosis . 5.Potental risk to nerves around knee .6. Incomplete relief from pain .7 Patellar Fracture .8. Stiffness 9. Laxity in the joint.
These rare some of the risks or complications associated with Total Knee Replacement.
I hope this answers your question.
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