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Negative Aspects of Knee Replacement Surgery

Every surgery has a number of adverse effects on the body. Until the surgery is a must for living doctors do not prescribe it. A knee is a very strong but delicate area of the body which holds the whole body pressure and helps in the movement of the body. Our body works as a machine. As years pass the parts of the machine starts to get older and need some repair. The same happens with our body too. As the knee takes a lot more pressure than other parts of the body, it tends to have some problem at a very early age. Knee pain is a very common symptom which gets severe with time and needs the surgery.

A surgery includes a lot of things like medication, anaesthesia, injections etc. Different people are allergic to different things. Some people are allergic to the anaesthesia given during the surgery. This type of allergic reactions can cause various problems after surgery. The problems after surgery depend on various things such as age, the health condition of the patient etc. Any younger patient with no other medical related problems will generally face less negative effects of the surgery.

Side Effects of Anesthesia: Anesthesia is done during surgery to make the patient fall asleep. Anaesthesia may also be local which makes a particular part of the body to go numb. The best knee 
replacement surgeon in india says anaesthesia is very safe and have minimal side effects. But the effects may get severe in rare cases. The side effects of anaesthesia include dizziness, sore throat, vomiting, drowsiness, pain etc. In severe cases, it may cause irregular heartbeat, dental trauma, stomach diseases, wheezing, nerve injury etc.

Clotting Of Blood: After a surgery, blood clotting may occur in order to heal the wound caused by surgery. But this clot may hamper the normal blood flow in the legs and may even cause swelling or pain. The blood clot may occur during the operation or one or two weeks later after the surgery. The blood clot may raise a serious problem if it moves into lungs or heart. So it needs to be cured at first positions. There are various injections and medications by which the blood clotting process can be prevented.

Infection: Infection is a common thing after surgery and can be cured with antibiotics. If the infection still persists after medications the doctor may remove the surgical leg and wait till the infection gets totally cured. In some very rare cases, the replacement of the knee is removed and the leg bones are fused to make a long bone. In this case, the patient cannot bend the knee. Doctors always try to prevent an infection to form and for this they maintain a sterilized condition in the operation room.

Nerve Tissue Damage: There is a slight possibility of the nerve and other tissue damages during the operation as the major blood vessels are present right behind the knee. But it can be healed in some months.

Stiffness: Some people claim that after surgery they experience stiffness in the knee and they have some problem with the movement. This can be cured by doing regular exercises and physiotherapy. 

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