Revision Knee Replacement

Revision Knee Replacement Surgeries:

Knee Replacement is a medical procedure that usually takes place when a person or an individual becomes unable to move their knees or the related activities of it that a normal and a healthy person could easily perform throughout a day. Under this condition, your knee becomes more painful and stiffer as compare to the normal person’s knee that can easily perform regular tasks without any hurdles. More often there are number of medications and the surgeries that could be perform in order to replace the knee or to make it normal and quite healthy but perhaps that most of the times then after the procedures and the prescribed treatment the knee couldn’t work properly just because of the changes within the muscles or the ligaments around the actual bones.

Though if you are also facing the same condition even after following there commended medical procedures and the several medications. Then your physician could also suggest you for the second surgery in order to replace your knee if they become unable to treat it through the treatments. This type of second surgery mainly termed as a revision total knee replacement and this is because the procedure based upon the complete replacement of your natural knee with prosthesis. Though this removal depends upon the current condition of your knee that however your physician may remove all the parts of it or may remove some of it either and could replace it by surgery with a new one. Perhaps this the main purpose of all this recommendation is to reduce the pain of a patient and enhance the natural phenomenon of a knee so that an affected person could easily perform its daily routine task without any difficulty. With reference to these procedures following are the recommendations by the physician in order to revision knee replacement surgery.

Implant Loosening and Wear

A knee replacement procedure usually carried out to reduces the pain and for a patient that becomes unable to perform daily activities. For this purpose, the implants are supposed to remain on the point where it must be in the natural way. During the surgery the bones are allowed to grow upon the implants over that surface perhaps these implants are fixed though. But in many cases, the bones grow from the inner side of the implants right after the surgery or after some time through a natural phenomenon. That’s why the implants become looser from the ends where it is supposed to get stick and firm thus it creates a very strong pain around the bones.

This scenario of losing bones usually doesn’t look obvious or clear the situation becomes more difficult when a patient feels pain and stiffness around the bones or the area where implants are actually fixed during the surgery. Due to this condition, a patient becomes unable to move its knee even for small tasks like walking, sitting and bending of the knee. The mode of treatment in this situation also depends upon the age group of a patient that in younger age the treatment based upon the artificial knee. And for this age, the probability of revision replacement surgery also increases as their bones are growing from time to time.

After a revision knee replacement surgery, the chances of infection in the affected area around the bones also increases rapidly. This infection might be detected after some time of the surgery but the time period is not that too long. This infection usually cause due to the loosing of the implants around the area of the bones. These implants are made up of artificial materials and because of the material of the implants used in the knee replacement. There are many other ways that may cause this infection within a body of a patient that is mainly involved the bacterial infection around the implants.

These bacteria enter the body from the open stitches that or sometimes through the other medium. In order to treat this infection, a physician also suggested two surgeries after different intervals of time in the same area. In this method first, they remove the prosthesis implants and place an antibiotic spacer between the knees and after some time in the second surgery, they remove the spacer and place the artificial in plants between the knees.


Sometimes after the surgery or the prescribed treatment, the ligaments and the related muscles around your knee becomes damaged just because your natural ligaments are not used to the artificial implants as a replacement of your knee and due to this reason the muscles that allows the knee to move forward doesn’t act the same with the placed implants. This situation may create a kind of swelling and pain around the affected area and cause the revision knee replacement surgery.
Stiffness and Fractures:

Another type of problem that most of the patients usually face after there placement of their knee is stiffness;it is a condition in which the range of the movement of a knee doesn’t match with the actual range of it right after the surgery. To reduce this sort of inflammation the a physician usually prescribed physiological exercises that must be carried out to the patient in which different modes of movement are involved in order to increase the range of movement and to make the muscles around the knee more relaxed in a natural way without any surgery.

On the other hand in the mode of fractures when the bones break and can’t work properly in a prescribed way then the replacement surgery also gets done through a prescribed procedure by the physicians.