Knee revision surgery is also known as revision total knee replacement. It’s a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to replace previously implanted artificial knee joints, or prosthetics, that have become loose, are causing pain, or are at risk of causing harm to the knee joint.
Following an evaluation and consultation, the knee surgeon will replace your current prosthesis with a new prosthesis in a similar manner to your original surgery or customized to your needs. Additionally, the surgeon might also use a bone graft, from another area in the body or from a donor, instead of an artificial prosthesis.
Knee revision surgery, like knee replacement surgery, is a procedure that will require ample time for recovery as well as appropriate physical therapy in order to achieve the best results. Most knee revision patients enjoy far less discomfort in the knees once fully healed.