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what are the most common complications after knee replacement

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Dr. David Surdyka
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common : Common complications include deep venous thrombosis ("blood clot"), infection, and inadequate motion. For DVT and loss of motion, cooperate fully with ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Manner
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The : The medical complications that we (surgeons) worry about are things like infection, bleeding, blood clots. The surgical experience could uncover a me ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: Fx leg is not common unless the manipulation is done over 3-4 months from surgery. The other potential complication is rupture of the patella tendon ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: The long and short is, no fracture is not common after manipulation, however it certainly is a risk. And the degree will certainly depend on your bon ... Read More
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Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It is very uncommon to fracture a leg during a manipulation. It would be most likely in a patient with osteoporosis or severe weakening of the bones. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: Having worked in africa (not in nigeria) i would not be big on recommending complicated surgery in many places in africa i hear tell that South A ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
DVT.Swelling: Depend upon which comorbidities are present at the time of the surgery:diabetis, obesity, chf, copd, varicocities etc.Most common ones aredvt(blod clo ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Quite common: Knee replacements are quite common, usually in the setting of advanced osteoarthritis of the knee.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Risks of TKA: The risks of knee replacement are the same regardless of the location of surgery. The main issues being (but no limited to) infection, persistent pai ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Surgery: Hoarseness is common after most surgeries. The breathing tube can be very irritating to the throat.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Motion: The common response is to improve range motion, decrease swelling, and decrease incidence of scar tissue while training as an athlete to become fitter ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fairly: It is not terribly uncommon, especially with the hips. The recovery from a total knee replacement does involve some degree of limping, favoring one l ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Knee replacement: The best person to ask is your surgeon. Beyond that, a lot depends on your age and estimated amount of time the replacement will last. Again, your ... Read More

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