Risks From Knee Replacement Surgery

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Out of 1,000 people who have knee replacement surgery, 2 to 6 will die of any cause within 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, and 10 will have a serious joint infection within 10 years after surgery.

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

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

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