Informed Patient - Total Knee Replacement
Risks and Complications

The complication rate for total knee replacement surgery is low. Most problems are minor and can be easily treated. Major complications occur in less than 2% of cases.

It is important that you know and understand the risks before you make a decision to have surgery. Possible surgical complications include:

  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Loosening of implant
  • Stiffness
  • Continued pain
  • Neurovascular injury