You and your caregiver(s) should review this NYU patient guide®. It walks you through the entire process, so it’s important that you and your caregiver(s) understand all of the information. This guide is your personalized road map. Keeping it with you helps the entire surgical team to provide the best possible care.
There are certain potential risks and complications involved with total knee replacement surgery, as with any major surgical procedure. The major complications include: infection, venous blood clots, injury to nerves and blood vessels, fracture of the bone, and loosening of the implants.
To prevent these complications, make sure you follow all the previous steps of pre-operational and post-operational care!