Why do knee replacements fail?

Why do knee replacements fail?

This video talks about the reason for failure of knee replacements by Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi. The most common cause of knee replacement failure is infection followed by mal-alignment or mal-positioned knee. Dr. Mahajan talks on infection which is very prevalent in India because there are other associated problems or medical diseases which are not managed well by the patients, hence rate of infection is higher. He will also talk about centers which are not adequately equipped during knee replacement surgery and may be the source of infections.

Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Dr Ramneek Mahajan is Obtained medical degree from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1997 Completed a Post-Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 2003 and his advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in Singapore, Germany & Australia. Worked extensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Took up the public position as Head of Orthopaedics at the Nova Specialty Hospital, Kailash Colony from 2010 to 2014. Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Fortis Hospital from 2009 to 2014.

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