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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.

Dr. Brett Levine
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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Had a knee revision after infection from TKR surgery. Have been diagnosed as irritated IT band. Have been doing stretching, exercise, and massage to control pain. After several months still have some residual pain that wakes me at night. Any suggestio

Had a knee revision after infection from TKR surgery.  Have been diagnosed as irritated IT band.  Have been doing stretching, exercise, and massage to control pain.  After several months still have some residual pain that wakes me at night.  Any suggestio

Reevaluation: The Most likely possibilities are that you have ITB syndrome that has failed conservative care, or that the pain is coming from something else, such as a pinched nerve in the back. If you have not had one, an MRI of the lumbar spine as well as the hip itself would likely confirm the diagnosis. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion to get a fresh set of eyes to look at you as well.

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What is the definition or description of: knee revision?

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.

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What to do if i had a knee replacement and knee revision, but still have pain. Why?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Will knee revision help my knee to strighten out completely and bend better?

Will  knee revision help my knee to strighten out completely  and bend better?

Yes: The results of revision knee replacement to improve knee motion show an improvement of 20-30 degrees. Pain relief is less reliable however.

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I had total knee revision March. By end April kneecap subluxes. Cause and treatment now.? In brace medial side pull

I had total knee revision March. By end April kneecap subluxes. Cause and treatment now.?  In brace  medial side pull

Exercise/brace/docto: Straight leg raise exercises will strengthen your quadriceps and pull the patella (kneecap) into place. I am sure that you were instructed how to do these after your operation. Lie on the floor and lift your leg up 18 inches with your leg locked straight. Hopefully do this wear combat boot or a weight of some king and hold it there for 40 seconds and repeat. Do both legs and see doctor

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I had a below the knee amputation. I have a blister like spot that oozes a little blood & won't heal. My vascular surgeon is talking above the knee revision. Is this necessary for a smal blister that just seems like it needs more skin over it. I have good

I had a below the knee amputation. I have a blister like spot that oozes a little blood & won't heal. My vascular surgeon is talking above the knee revision. Is this necessary for a smal blister that just seems like it needs more skin over it. I have good

This : This is a tough question to answer without more information. How small is "small"? Where is the blister located? Are you wearing a prosthesis? How long has it been since you first saw the blister? How were you able to determine that you have good circulation? Without this information, i would suggest that if the blister is not infected and is not causing pain and doesn't limit your ability to wear a prosthesis, local wound care would be reasonable with the expectation that it may never heal, or heal very slowly. If you are able to provide more information, myself and other physicians may be able to advise you more appropriately.

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I had knee surgery on friday and I have had a start and stop stream since, is this common?

I had knee surgery on friday and I have had a start and stop stream since, is this common?

No.: Sometimes narcotics (pain medications) can cause urine retention (difficulty starting urination). Other problems can arise if you had a catheter placed - i.e. Urinary tract infections. Bottom line, talk to your doctor about this.

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What are common risks of knee replacement surgery in the elderly?

DVT.Swelling: Depend upon which comorbidities are present at the time of the surgery:diabetis, obesity, chf, copd, varicocities etc.Most common ones aredvt(blod clot), swelling, stiffness, infection.Of course there are several possible complications however those are the most common ones.

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Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Yes: This is common after this type of surgery. Popping that causes no pain is benign and can be ignored. Sometimes "popping" originating at the knee cap is due to muscle atrophy and improper tracking...This will get better with physical therapy. If you have concerns contact your surgeon.

Dr. Charles Mitchell
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