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How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

Uncommon: It is relatively uncommon to require total knee revision surgery. It may be necessary for a number of reasons. The three most common are infection in the joint, loosening of the original components, and wear of the plastic (polyethylene) insert. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Levine
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Knee Revision (Definition)

A generic term. It is a surgery to correct a previous knee surgery that has failed. Typically ...Read more


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Does it hurt to get a knee revision surgery done?

Does it hurt to get a knee revision surgery done?

Sure - a bit: I don't do these procedures, but see many patients who have had them. There is pain associated with the surgery and recovery - usually well controlled with medications. It seems most patients feel the pain was worse before their surgery - and essentially all of them, that I have seen, were glad to have had the surgery. ...Read more

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Where is a knee revision surgery usually done? At a hospital?

Depends on type: If you are having revision reconstructive surgery such as meniscal repair or acl reconstruction that can often be done at an outpatient surgery center; if you mean revision knee arthroplasty/replacement that should be done at a hospital and will require hospitalization-talk to your surgeon re the postop plan; revisions are complicated cases with less predictable outcomes than primary surgeries. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how bad is revision surgery on a total knee?

I was just wondering how bad is revision surgery on a total knee?

Revision TKA: Revision of a total knee varies in complexity from just exchanging the bearing surface to removing and replacing the entire device. It depends on what is the reason requiring the revision. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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Is it typical for my knee to buckle after ACL revision surgery?

Is it typical for my knee to buckle after ACL revision surgery?

Acl revision: If your knee buckled after an acl revision, it needs to be reexamined or re MRI to determine if the new graft is intact. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

What is the recovery time from ACL revision surgery. This will be 5th surgery on knee, microfracture 5 month's ago.?

See below: Typically 6 to 9 months . I would check with your surgeon and he's knows best with the inside of your knee looks like as well as your general physical exam particular your ligamentous . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee revision?

Knee Revisions: A generic term. It is a surgery to correct a previous knee surgery that has failed. Typically associated with joint replacement. ...Read more

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Upon knee revision if plastic and metal particles are found from worn out prosthesis is there cause for concern?

Upon knee revision if plastic and metal particles are found from worn out prosthesis is there cause for concern?

Expected: Not really, as wear debris is usually found at the time of revision surgery. Metal debris being present suggests metal against metal contact with the original implant which often requires more extensive surgery than if the only issue is plastic debris. ...Read more

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Had a knee revision almost two years ago. For the last week it has felt tight and itchy with sporatic dull pains. I'm worried.

Had a knee revision almost two years ago.  For the last week it has felt tight and itchy with sporatic dull pains.  I'm worried.

Knee concern: A feeling of tightness in the knee may be due to some swelling. Also, inactivity may allow scar tissue to form in the knee that has had previous surgery. Check with your doctor about whether you need physical therapy or possible need to see your orthopedic doctor back. ...Read more

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