Risks of knee replacement surgery:
Knee replacement surgery, like any other surgery, has some risks, including:
- Blood clots in leg or lung veins.
- . Heart attack.
- brain attack.
- Nerve damage.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following:
- Fever over 100 F (37.5 C).
- Leakage from the surgical site.
- Increased redness, pain and swelling in the knee.
The treatment of the infected artificial joint usually requires surgical intervention and the removal of the artificial parts in order to eliminate the bacteria, and after eliminating the infection, the surgeon performs a new surgery to install another new joint.
Damage to the artificial knee joint One of the risks of knee replacement surgery is the failure of the artificial joint, as daily use can damage the strongest metal and plastic parts, What increases the possibility of failure of the artificial joint is excessive activities or excessive weight.