2. Benefits And Risks
Knowing about the procedure is not the entire story. Knowledge of both the benefits and potential risks associated with knee replacement surgery is paramount. Obviously, after a successful knee replacement, the patient feels minimal or none of that knee pain that instigated the requirement for the replacement in the first place. Most people who endure the surgery feel they have been given a new lease on life and can, therefore, partake in activities they previously avoided because of their bad knees.
There are risks involved with knee replacements too like knee stiffness, persistent knee pain, blood clots, and wound infections. There might even be knee implant problems. These problems are more likely due to the fact that the implant surfaces can wear out and plastic components can loosen. Despite the hope that surgery will increase knee mobility, post knee surgery can limit motion. This knowledge is vital as it makes postoperative care expectations applicable.