Diabetes affect surgery outcomes

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    Some studies have suggested that diabetes patients experience less favorable outcomes after knee replacement surgery. The outcomes were in similar in both insulin-dependent diabetics and non-insulin-dependent diabetics. There is a higher risk of post-surgical complications in diabetics who have knee replacement surgery. Complications may include blood clotting, fracture around the implant, loosening of the joint, stroke, and wound infection.
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