What are the risks of the knee replacement procedure?

As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur. The replacement knee joint may not work as intended or it may become loose, raising the need for a secondary surgery in the future.

Nerves or blood vessels in the surgical area may be injured, resulting in weakness or numbness. Depending on your condition, you may be exposed to other risks as well. Your doctor will inform you about these risks and answer any concerns you might have.

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