About 90% of total knee replacements last 15-20 years, which means some people who undergo this procedure may need a revision knee replacement at some point. At Integrity Orthopedics in Katy, Texas, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Pavel Muradov, MD, specializes in complex revision knee replacement surgery. If your knee replacement has loosened or failed for any reason, call the office or request an appointment online today for expert care in revision knee replacement.
A revision knee replacement is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the original knee replacement and replace it with a specialized prosthesis.
Revision joint replacement is a highly intricate procedure that requires extensive preoperative planning and mastery of complicated surgical techniques. It’s essential to see an expert like Dr. Muradov at Integrity Orthopedics. Dr. Muradov is fellowship-trained in complex knee and hip revision surgery and uses the highest-quality tools and technologies.
Total knee replacement is high among modern medicine’s most successful procedures. Most of the time, a knee replacement offers pain relief, improved mobility, and an enhanced quality of life for up to 20 years. However, a knee replacement can fail for various reasons, such as:
If one or more components of your knee implant become loose or detached from the surrounding bone, the replacement fails to function properly and causes pain.
It’s unclear exactly what causes loosening, but repetitive high-impact activities may increase your risk. People who get a knee replacement at a young age are also more likely to experience loosening as the implant wears down over time.
If the bone around a knee replacement fractures, or breaks, revision surgery may be necessary. Fractures usually result from a fall.
A dislocation is when the joint is out of its normal position. If you experience recurrent knee dislocations or instability that don’t resolve with non-surgical methods like physical therapy, you may need knee revision surgery.
Any surgical procedure involves a risk of infection, including knee replacement. If your artificial knee joint becomes infected, it may become loose, stiff, and painful. Revision surgery is usually necessary.
Because revision knee replacements are more complex than primary knee replacement surgeries, you should expect a longer procedure, hospital stay, and rehabilitation period.
Dr. Muradov performs revision knee replacement surgery while you’re under general or spinal anesthesia. After he makes an incision, he makes sure your soft tissues are free from infection and removes any parts of the initial prosthesis that are worn or loose. He operates with great care to preserve as much bone as possible.
Then, Dr. Muradov replaces the failed implant with new components. He may also attach additional components to make up for lost bone.
For advanced expertise in revision knee replacement, call Integrity Orthopedics, or book an appointment online today.