Risks of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Complications are an inevitable reality of any surgical procedure. Fortunately, total joint surgery is a safe operation and about 90% of patients recover without significant problems. The list of possible complications is quite long (the above list is not complete), but it does not mean that they happen often. The risk of a serious, life-threatening complication, or such that would lead to a persistent problem with significant life-long implications and a disability, should be less than 5%.