Risks From Knee Replacement Surgery

Out of 100 people who have knee replacement surgery, 4 will have a serious complication like joint infection, a blood clot, or a heart attack within 3 months.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Current as ofMay 31, 2016

Current as of: May 31, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma