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Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Extremely rare

Yes, but extremely rare.
The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient.

In brief: Extremely rare

Yes, but extremely rare.
The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient.
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