Revision Knee Replacement surgery involves the removal of all worn or damaged knee components and replacement with new artificial components.
Prior to Revision Knee surgery a number of tests are carried out to exclude, or diagnose infection. If infection is excluded this means you will need a single stage Revision Knee operation. However If infection is diagnosed the Revision Knee surgery may be undertaken as either a single or two stage procedure and long term antibiotics may be given.
A successful revision knee replacement will give relief from pain in the knee and should allow sufficient movement in the knee joint for you to undertake most normal activities.
The aims of surgery are:
• Relieve knee pain
• Correct knee deformity (bow leg / knock knee)
• Restore function and stability to the knee