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Revision of Knee Replacement

Total Knee replacement is essentially a surgical process for replacing the knee joint by a prosthetic implant. The surgery for replacing the knee may be achieved as a partial replacement or a total replacement. The knee joint replacement orthopaedic operations are generally conducted for relieving unbearable arthritis pain. After the total knee replacement even again the patient feels pain after 15 – 20 years may due to various reasons such as accident, fracture and more. So to replace the knee through surgical procedure is termed as revision of total knee replacement.It is done in the second time but after long time once the first knee replace is done already.

The need of knee replacement surgery

Revision of Knee Replacement is done when a patient have had undergo a knee replacement 15-20 year back. But still the patient is suffering from knee pain and facing problem in same knee due to various reasons such as some accident or might be fracture or wear and tear in the tissues.  That person can again opt for knee replacement surgery for the second time. This procedure is known as revision of knee replacement.

The various symptoms

There are a lot of signals that one may receive that they need a knee replacement surgery or at least need to visit the specialist regarding this.

  • You can feel unbearable pain in the region near the knee.
  • Unable to stand for a long time
  • You can feel terrible Problem in walking and going up the stairs
  • Fever from the terrible pain.
  • Feeling pain while stretching and folding the legs
  • Swelling of the knee is always taken to be a symptom that nearly guarantees that there is some problem.

All these problems do not mean that you are supposed to take a surgery straight away but it obviously means that you need to go for a check up as early as possible.

The revision ofknee replacement can be of two types the total and the minimal knee replacement surgery. The revision of total knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to replace the knee joint with an artificial once the first time knee replacement surgery is done long back. This is done to relieve ache and disability. As knee problem is really bothersome and can be severely painful.

The revision of total knee replacement surgery

The revision of total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure with a high success rate. But still a second opinion is recommended. The Revision can be due to misalignment of the prosthesis or a loose artificial joint. You can also find out there are many joint procedures that is done in a hospital by the surgeons.This type of surgery is required if the patient still find some trouble in his knee. And many times the doctors try to be extra precautions and want to treat again. Whatever be the case you can be assured that there is no harm in doing this treatment. The treatment will cause no trouble all the more this surgery is quite beneficial as it is like another check up of your knee.

There are various ways to operate. But the best way to choose the latest method and that is the minimally invasive surgery. The minimally invasive surgery methods are the most common and popular today. These methods are used through small cut or incisions as an alternative of one large opening. Minimally invasive surgery in regard to Knee replacement is an evolutionary process. The Knee replacement operation involves removing parts of a person’s natural knee joint and replacing them with artificial ones. The Minimally Invasive process of Knee replacement has changed the surgical practices of surgeons. This change is not only seen in the area of orthopaedics but also in the other medical fields. There are also the traditional ways of treatment but this latest method is simply the best.

 

 

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