Revision Total Knee Replacement
(Re Do Joint Replacement Surgery)
This surgery is an operation that involves replacing a previous knee replacement with a further new artificial joint.
The most common reason is loosening of the previous implant. This loosening could be due to infection or due to wear and tear of the implant which has been present for many years. The other causes for revision surgery are misalignment or instability and fractures around the knee replacement.
Revision surgery is more complicated than a primary (initial) total knee replacement.
The surgery involves removing the old implant and then putting in a new implant which is a more complex artificial joint.