What is Revision Knee Surgery?
Some patients have no choice but to undergo a total knee replacement surgery at some point in their lives. Replacement joints, much like our own natural joints, can wear out over time. If a previously-replaced knee joint develops a problem, revision knee surgery may be necessary to reduce pain, ensure stability and restore mobility and full range of motion.
By committing to regular X-ray examinations and carefully monitoring changes in the artificial joint, you and your orthopedic surgeon can plan ahead for revision surgery before any debilitating symptoms surface. During a revision knee surgery, the original prosthesis will be removed and replaced with new, fresh components. Knee revision surgery can be a safe and effective way to improve the functionality and comfort of your joint.
After knee revision surgery, medication and rest are to be expected to ensure optimal healing. During the rehabilitation process, physical therapy will also become necessary to strengthen the joint and surrounding muscles.
Our Treatment Approach
At OrthoCARE Institute, our team of orthopedic surgeons is dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life, so that you can remain active, pain-free and healthy. Although we typically prefer to first try conservative, non-surgical treatments and pain management techniques, patients struggling with the debilitation of an artificial joint may need surgery to preserve their well-being.
During your initial visit, one of our highly-skilled experts will carefully and compassionately evaluate the condition of your artificial joint, as well as your medical history and symptoms. We will then design a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. If you become a candidate for revision knee surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve lifelong wellness from diagnosis throughout the recovery process.
For more information about revision knee surgery or OrthoCARE Institute, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 972-255-5588 or filling out the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to helping you regain your quality of life!