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What are some risks and complications of arthroscopic knee surgery?

Potential risks and complications of arthroscopic knee surgery include:
  • Bleeding or infection. With any surgery, there is a small risk of bleeding or developing a wound infection. Antibiotics and careful sterile techniques are used to prevent this.
  • Failure to relieve symptoms. Your surgeon will do everything possible to give you the best results. Even so, surgery may not relieve all your symptoms.
  • Blood clots in the joint or bleeding into the joint. These problems are rare and treatable.

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