Knee Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

5. Are there reasons I should not have a knee replacement?

You should not have a knee replacement if you have an infection of the knee, a severe nerve disorder, or severe blood vessel disease. Your doctor may also advise against surgery if you are severely overweight, have heart or lung disorders that could complicate surgery or anesthesia, or have a skin condition such as psoriasis where the incisions would be made.