Total Knee Revision
About Total Knee Revision
Total knee replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. In the vast majority of cases, it enables people to live richer, more active lives free of chronic knee pain. Knee replacements may last your entire life. In some cases, however, people develop problems with their knee replacements. These problems can stem from various factors, including normal wear and tear, a fracture, an infection, or unexplained pain or stiffness.
Knee revision surgery corrects these problems by replacing the damaged knee implant with a healthy new one. In this procedure, your doctor removes some or all of the parts of the original prosthesis and replaces them with new ones.
Although both procedures have the same goal—to relieve pain and improve function—revision surgery is different than primary total knee replacement. It is a longer, more complex procedure that requires extensive planning, specialized implants and tools, and an experienced surgeon to achieve a good result.