Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (cont.)
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Every surgery has risks. Minimally invasive surgery is still associated with complications, such as the following:
In addition, minimally invasive procedures may take longer to perform. A person who has had any type of knee replacement surgery needs to follow certain precautions to adjust to a lifestyle with a prosthetic device. Unrealistic expectations, a lack of information and preparation, and a failure to become an active and intelligent participant in the surgical procedure can lead to disappointment after any surgery. Different people react differently to the same procedure, depending on their body weight, associated medical conditions, family support, cultural background, mental health, and other unpredictable factors.
B Sonny Bal, MD
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