If there are any complication to TKR (total knee replacement), they typically do not occur while the person is in the hospital. It is a proven fact that most complications occur between the 30 to 90 day period after the replacement has taken place.
The numbers of complications are still low. Only about 4.5% of people under that age of 65 experience any complications at all while this statistic more than doubles for people over the age of 65. This really should not be surprising considering all of the other health concerns that these individuals experience.
One such complication that can happen in the hospital are blood clots. While there are so many current preventative measures to offset a blood clot, there is still a risk.
Another complication is postoperative infections. These happen in only about one percent of the population having TKR surgery; same-day-deaths have extremely low statistics – say 0.001 percent.
By knowing all of these facts and figures, you can help reassure your elderly clients. Let’s face it, so many elders are afraid – and many for good reason. By helping them understand the low rates of issues, you are also showing them you believe that With Age Comes Respect.