What is a revision total knee replacement?

Dr. Richard Davis II defines and explains the different components of a revision total knee replacement. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is a revision total knee replacement?

Revision total knee replacement is simply the exchange of one of the parts of a knee replacement during surgery, one or all of the parts. A total knee replacement is made up of the femoral component which is on your thigh bone, the tibial component on your tibia or your leg bone, the plastic polyethylene piece in between and the plastic piece underneath your kneecap bone. During a revision total knee, one or all of these parts can be replaced.

 

A revision total knee replacement is simply the exchange of one or all of the parts of a knee replacement during surgery. A total knee replacement is made up of the femoral component which is on your thigh bone; the tibial component on your tibia or your leg bone; the plastic polyethylene piece in between both of these components; and the plastic piece underneath your kneecap bone. One or all of these parts can be replaced during a revision total knee replacement.

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