- Painful knee following failed total or partial knee replacement due to mainly loose prosthesis or infection.
What is a Revision Knee Replacement procedure?
Revision knee surgery involves the removal of the failed implant and replacement by a new knee replacement.
Why is a Revision Knee Replacement procedure performed?
A Revision Knee Replacement is performed when primary knee replacement prosthesis has become problematic. Although modern day knee prosthetics are typically very hard and long wearing they can occasionally require replacement after becoming worn, loosened, dislocated or infected.
What is the recovery after Revision Knee Replacement surgery like?
Mobility is encouraged to avoid complications of immobility mainly DVT, swelling and stiffness. The period of recovery can extend up to 12 weeks.
- Following a progressive improvement of mobility and pain control patients are normally discharged home 7-10 days following their surgery.
- Over the next 6 weeks patients will be expected to work on improving their own mobility and range of joint movement through dedicated and progressive physiotherapy and by increasing their daily activity and walking distances.