Total Knee Revision Surgery
What is total knee revision surgery?
A revision of a total knee replacement means that all or part of your inserts need to be revised as problems or wear over time can cause internal issues with your knee. Knee replacements resurface the whole joint with man-made parts, which you’ll have for the rest of your life. As these man-made parts see regular use there is often wear that occurs to these parts. Plastic inserts may shift or release particles into the knee joint which can decay bone over time and become unstable. Our revision specialists at The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale can help guide you through this complex surgery.
The knee revision experts at The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale will use a thorough physical evaluation along with diagnostic tests such as MRI or X-ray to determine your need for revision knee surgery. These are performed to see if there is any loosening or a change in the position of the knee components and help us understand why the knee has failed. Common symptoms of a failed knee replacement include pain, swelling, stiffness and a loss of range of motion in the area, even well after the procedure.