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: July 1, 2021

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
Davide Bardana MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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