I just finished reading a brochure on total knee replacement and thought I’d pass this on to my readers.
Overall, results are successful with this surgery (more than 90% success rate, actually), but here are some complications that can occur:
Infection (1% of cases)…this is my main area of concern
Loosening of the tkr
Soft tissue growth under kneecap
Blood clots in the leg veins or lung
Blood vessel injury
Nerve damage (I’ve written about this in other posts)
I’m writing this not to scare anyone, but just so everyone knows about worst case scenarios.