When shouldn’t I have knee arthroplasty? There are a few contraindications to knee replacement surgery, they include the following:
- Active infection is an absolute contraindication to knee arthroplasty because it may result in the spreading of the infection and sepsis. In such a case, the surgery should be postponed till the patient is completely cured.
- Uncontrolled coagulopathy is a medical condition in which the blood abnormally tends to bleed or to coagulate. If a patient with uncontrolled coagulopathy undergoes any surgery, he will be at a life-threatening risk to bleed excessively. Almost all patients should get a bleeding profile before having any surgical procedure.
- Pregnancy is a relative contraindication to knee arthroplasty as surgeons usually avoid any kind of surgical approaches during pregnancy. however, emergencies and urgent calls for surgery could be a green light to perform knee arthroplasty carefully by a surgical team including an obstetrician.