Revision Knee Replacement: Why and How it is done?

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Revision Total Knee Replacement is the substitution with a fresh prosthesis of the earlier unsuccessful complete knee replacement. To get a healthy outcome from the procedure, the operation requires comprehensive preoperative scheduling, specialized implants and instruments, and mastery of doing different surgical methods.

When there is a need for Revision Knee Replacement?

Dr. Amit Saini, Orthopaedician at Sapra Multispeciality Hospital, Hisar explain the need for revised knee replacement is when pain increases or knee activity decreases in an unsuccessful knee replacement. Persistent pain and inflammation may show loosening or inflammation, and the place of pain may occur throughout the knee or in a specific region. Declining knee function can result in slump, inflexibility, or disorder. Patients who show these symptoms and indications may require joint surgery for restructuring.

What Happens in Revision Knee Replacement?

The revision knee replacement surgery requires more time than first surgery said, Dr. Amit Saini. The first stage implants extraction. If important bone loss has occurred, it may require bone grafts to complete the voids. Either bone grafts can be your own bone taken from another body site or another person’s bone tissue from a bone bank.  Metal wedges, wires or screws may be used to reinforce the bone in some cases. Finally, revised knee implants are inserted.

Care After revision Knee Surgery

After knee revision surgery, post-operative care is very comparable to main knee replacement care. This involves, where needed, a mixture of physical therapy, blood management, and pain medication. In any emergency, call your orthopaedician as early as possible.

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