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During total knee replacement surgery, the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The risks include blood clots in the legs, urinary tract infection, nausea and vomiting, chronic knee pain, nerve damage, and infection.

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Terms related to Total Knee Replacement:

  • Joint Replacement of Knee
  • Knee Replacement