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How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Moderate

General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx.
And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay.

In brief: Moderate

General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx.
And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious

Any surgery should be undertaken seriously.
Some surgeries have very low % of complications, but if a complication happens to you, then for you the rate was 100%. A knee replacement can do wonders for your quality of life, but there are serious life-threatening complications, however rare. Don't let it keep you from surgery, just go in knowing, and go in informed.

In brief: Serious

Any surgery should be undertaken seriously.
Some surgeries have very low % of complications, but if a complication happens to you, then for you the rate was 100%. A knee replacement can do wonders for your quality of life, but there are serious life-threatening complications, however rare. Don't let it keep you from surgery, just go in knowing, and go in informed.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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