Other types of TKR complications

One last postoperative issue is osteolysis. This is when plastic or metal fragments release from the knee replacement and get into the human body. If this happens, it can cause inflammation, but again, this type of event is quite uncommon.

What is more common is complications from anesthetics. While anesthesia is quite safe nowadays, some people still tend to suffer from negative reactions and side effects to anesthesia. If the reaction is severe, it may prove fatal.

According to the website http://www.healthline.com/health/total-knee-replacement-surgery/risks-complications#1, the most common side effects people suffer from include:

  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • shivering
  • sore throat
  • aches and pains
  • discomfort
  • drowsiness

Negative reactions or adverse effects include the following according to that very same website:

  • dental trauma
  • croup (swelling of the windpipe)
  • allergic reactions to latex
  • wheezing
  • vocal cord injury
  • stomach problems
  • injuries to arteries, veins, or nerves

If your client suffers from an irregular heartbeat or has other heart issues, there is always the possibility that general anesthesia may have an adverse effect on the person. In order to protect your client and show them you are there for them because you believe that With Age Comes Respect, you must convince them that being forthcoming with their doctor is crucial. The more information that they reveal up front, the better off they will be as a result.

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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