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Knee Revision Replacement in Ahmedabad

Revision knee system
What is Revision Total Knee Replacement?

Total knee replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of the medicine. In the vast majority of cases, it enables people to live richer, more active lives free of chronic knee pain.

Over time, however, a knee replacement may fail for a variety of reasons. When this occurs, your knee can become painful and swollen. It may also feel stiff or unstable, making it difficult to perform your everyday activities.

It also knows knee Revision replacement surgery as revision total knee replacement. It’s a procedure that orthopedic surgeons used to replace previously implanted artificial knee joints, or prosthetics, that have become loose, are causing pain, or are at risk of causing harm to the knee joint.

Following an evaluation and consultation, the knee surgeon will replace your current prosthesis with a new prosthesis in a similar manner to your original surgery or customized to your needs. The surgeon might also use bone graft from another area in the body or from a donor, instead of an artificial prosthesis.

Knee revision surgery, like knee replacement surgery, is a procedure that will require ample time for recovery and physical therapy to achieve the best results. Most knee revision patients enjoy far less discomfort in the knees once fully healed.

Reasons for a revision
Short-term revisions: 

infection, implant loosening from the failed procedure, or a mechanical failure

An infection will usually present itself within days or weeks of surgery. However, an infection can also occur many years after surgery.

Infection following knee replacement can cause severe complications. It’s caused by bacteria that settle around the wound or within the device. Contaminated instruments can introduce infection or by people or other items within the operating room.

Because it takes extreme precautions in the operating room, infection rarely occurs. However, if an infection takes place, it can lead to a buildup of fluids and potentially a revision.

If you notice any unusual swelling, tenderness, or fluid leakage, contact your surgeon immediately. If your surgeon suspects that there’s a problem with your existing artificial knee, you’ll undergo an examination and assessment. This involves X-rays and possibly other imaging diagnostics such as a CT or MRI scan. The latter can provide important clues about bone loss and determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for a revision.

People who experience fluid buildup around their artificial knee usually undergo an aspiration procedure to remove the fluid. The doctor sends the fluid to a lab to determine the infection and whether a revision surgery or other treatment steps are in order.

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