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Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)

Complications of Total Knee Joint Replacement

  • The most common problems with a knee joint replacement
    • Fractures (breaks) of the new knee after a fall or other accident
    • Pain from slippage and wear in the new joint
    • Loosening of the prosthetic components
  • Other less common problems
    • Infection of the joint
    • Dislocation, either complete or partial, of the new knee
    • A blood clot in a vein (deep vein thrombosis) above or below the knee (Clots occur most commonly shortly after replacement surgery.)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2015

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