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How Common Is It For Someone To Need A Knee Revision Surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See your doctor: The first thing is to rule out an infection. This can be done with a blood test and a fluid draw from your knee. If this is negative then you may need a further work up including a bone scan, possible ct scan, possible metal sensitivity testing. A thorough physical exam should be done as you can have referred pain to the knee from somewhere else. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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