Complications from total knee replacement include implant failure, loss of motion in the knee, nerve damage, arterial injuries, wound complications, allergic reaction to metal parts, and blood clots. The most dangerous p... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Partial knee replacements have the added complications of pain relief issues and the possibility of total knee replacement in the future, as this procedure only replaces one out of three knee compartments, notes the Amer... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

In the United States the average total incurred charges for a total knee replacement comes close to $57,000, according to Healthline. The average hospital charge is $49,500. In-patient charges from the surgeon and other ... More » Business & Finance Financial Planning
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