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Staying safe from pitfalls in primary knee replacements

1 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Dhaatri Orthopaedic, Maternity and Gynaecology Center, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

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Rajkumar Gangadharan,
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Aintree University Hospitals, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_5_21

With increasing numbers of primary knee replacements and the growing concerns of revision knee replacements, research is now tending to look back and look forward for all that is possible to reduce the complications and improve patient satisfaction in this highly successful surgery. The clinician must make a comprehensive assessment of the patient, identify the real needs and optimize the risks of this major surgery, against real benefits. This article reviews relevant aspects of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care that practically influence a successful outcome that every potential candidate for knee replacement rightfully deserves.

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