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

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Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Susan Jolly
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Patient, implant, and surgeon factors all play a role, but most total knee replacements should last anywhere from 15-25 yrs.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Present day implants last for 20 years plus especially if performed by someone who does a fair no of these
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