Risks of Total Knee Replacement Surgery
As with any operation, knee replacement surgery carries certain risks. The most common general risks are infection of the wound, blood clots or deep vein thrombosis, unexpected bleeding and excess scar tissue restricting the movement of the knee.
Infection around the implant is usually treated with antibiotics. If this treatment is unsuccessful, and only then, it may be necessary to remove the implant until the joint has completely healed up, replacing it at a later date.