Revision Knee Replacement


About Revision Knee Replacement surgery


Total Knee Replacement is usually a very successful procedure and enables patients to continue living active lives free of severe pain. From time to time an implant may fail or wear out and need to be replaced. The procedure of replacing this prosthesis with a new implant is called revision knee replacement surgery.


What are the risks of a revision knee replacement?


As with any surgery, there are risk factors that need to be considered before deciding to undergo a medical procedure. Because revision knee replacement surgery is longer and more complex than a standard knee replacement it has a greater risk of complications. This all needs to be consider prior to making any decision. 

  • Poor wound healing
  • Reduced range of motion / stiffness in knee
  • Infection
  • Blood Clots
  • Bleeding
  • Bone fracture during surgery
  • Damage to nerves, ligaments, bloody vessels & tendons

Next Steps


Speak with your GP or family doctor about your condition and get a referral to see Mr Barnes. Mr Barnes has a special interest in worn out and painful knee replacements. He will organise a series of specialised investigations to diagnose the reason for your painful replacement and then discuss the treatment options with you.

Do I need Revision Knee Replacement Surgery?


Your pain management and your ability to function in everyday life will form part your surgeons assessment as to whether or not you need revision knee replacement surgery. Surgery is often carried out for the following reasons;

  • Infection
  • Loosing or mal-alignment of the implants
  • Wear and tear of implant
  • Fractures


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