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Revision total knee replacement 

Revision total knee replacement
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Revision total knee replacement
Author(s):

Kelly Vince

and Jacob Munro

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.008008
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date: 30 November 2020

Understanding the reason for failure of the original knee replacement is crucial prior to revision

The surgery should be a revision and not a repeat of the failed arthroplasty

There are eight reasons for failure of original knee replacements which should each be approached individually

Unexplained pain relating to a knee replacement requires further investigation before revision surgery can occur

Successful revision surgery is performed in three steps – preparation of a tibial surface, the knee in flexion and the knee in extension

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