Risks from knee replacement surgery include infection, blood clots in legs or lungs, stroke, nerve damage and heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic. Healthline states that serious complications are only present in about... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Arthroscopic knee surgery is an orthopaedic procedure where the inner joint of the knee can be treated and evaluated using very small incisions and a scope. A small camera allows the surgeon to see what is going on in th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The first and most critical part of typical knee rehabilitation lasts for 12 weeks and begins within 24 hours of the knee replacement, according to Healthline. Successful knee rehabilitation relies on the patient complet... More »

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The main benefits of knee replacement surgery are pain relief and restoration of function in seriously diseased knee joints, while risks include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, stroke and heart attack, according to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Knee replacement includes the risks of infection, heart attack, stroke, blood clots and nerve damage. There is also the risk that after several years, the artificial joint wears out and requires subsequent replacement, a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Pain, bleeding, infection, bone fractures and blood clots in the lungs and legs are possible complications of knee replacement surgery, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Over time, the replacement knee may also become... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hip replacement surgery may result in blood clots in leg veins, infection, hip joint fracture and a difference in the lengths of the legs, according to Mayo Clinic. In rare cases, hip replacement surgery may cause gradua... More »