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Risks From Knee Replacement Surgery

Out of 100 people who have knee replacement surgery, 4 will have a serious complication like joint infection, a blood clot, or a heart attack within 3 months.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

 
 

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