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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.
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.
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.See 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.
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.See 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.
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.
Knee Revisions: A generic term. It is a surgery to correct a previous knee surgery that has failed. Typically associated with joint replacement.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Upon knee revision if plastic and metal particles are found from worn out prosthesis is there cause for concern?
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.
I had a knee revision last wk & now have a strange pulling sensation in scalp when I turn my head. It is in one specific spot. Could it be vascular?
Scalp: Unlikely symptom of vascular problem. More likely muscle irritation.
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Had knee surgery 4 years ago. Still hurts-can't put weight on it for more than a few seconds. Is this common or should I have it checked out again?
Get knee reevaluated: Have it reevaluated. This is not normal.
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