Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

What are the benefits and risks of knee procedures?

Surgery always carries some degree of risk, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Risks of knee surgery include blood loss and infection, although the risk is minimal in arthroscopic procedures than in traditional, open surgery.

As most knee procedures are performed arthroscopically, there is lower risk and greater benefit than in other procedures, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). Patients who undergo these procedures experience less pain and have shorter recovery time, the states.

To learn more about the risks and benefits of knee surgery, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health