Revision Knee Replacement
A revision knee replacement is required when a part of, or the entire knee treatment needs to be revised because of complications or a complete failure. This can involve a small routine clean-up, or an extensive operation to perform total repair.
Problems can arise due to several reasons, such as:
- Infected or non-infected loosening of the components
- Kneecap maltracking
- Implant breakage
- Periprosthetic fracture
Revision knee replacement surgery requires careful examination of the cause of the failure and requires thorough surgical planning.
The surgeon will discuss and explain the procedure to you in detail. The treatment may entail change of either or both Tibial or Femoral joint components and may involve insertion of bone graft or other augments to achieve fully restored fixation, stability, alignment and complete range of motion.
If you have any doubts about your knee post-surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment. Even the smallest discomfort could lead to a larger problem.
Image1: X-rays of Left Knee, with Cement Spacer, where previous Total Knee replacement was removed after infection.
Image2: X-rays of patient after a successful recent Revision Total Knee surgery for infection.
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