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Major Complications -- Total Knee Replacement

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Presentation: Knee Replacement
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Major complications include but are not limited to:
· Serious Infections
· Knee Fracture
· Patellar tendon damage
· Failure of the metal or plastic joint
· Premature wear of the implant
· Decreased knee motion
· Persistent knee pain
· Serious bleeding from damage to blood vessels
· Permanent nerve damage leading to weakness and/or numbness of the leg or foot
· Blood clots in the legs, pelvis, or lungs
· Stroke
· Reaction to anesthesia or medication
· Heart attack
· Loss of life
· Other rare and improbable events.

Knee Replacement


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