Revision arthroplasty is a procedure to revise or replace a previous knee replacement.

 

Why do some knee replacements fail?

The common reasons for a failed knee replacement include -

  • loosening, usually from degradation of the cement and/or wear of the plastic component. Bits of plastic may further lead to an immune response and lysis (dissolving away) of bone
  • infection
  • stiffness from arthrofibrosis
  • instability
  • bone breaks

 

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A discussion of the issues involved in revising a knee replacement that has resulted in stiffness.

Article about the place of revision arthroplasty after failure of primary arthroplasty due to arthrofibrosis.

A discussion of those triggers that may lead to a stiff knee after knee replacement.

Interpretation of a journal article about continuing pain after knee replacement.

An 'interpretation' of an article from 2007 discussing problem that interfere with joint function after knee replacement.

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Improved clinical outcomes after revision arthroplasty with a hinged implant for severely stiff total knee arthroplasty. van Rensch PJH, Heesterbeek PJC, Hannink G, van Hellemondt GG, Wymenga AB. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5235-5. [Epub ahead of print].

Have the Causes of Revision for Total and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties Changed During the Past Two Decades? Dyrhovden GS, Lygre SHL, Badawy M, Gøthesen Ø and Furnes O. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jul; 475(7): 1874–1886.


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