Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

In what cases are knee procedures necessary?

Surgery is always regarded as an option only after traditional non-invasive methods have proven ineffective, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). When surgery becomes a possibility, the type of procedure depends on the individual conditions, according to the NIH.

Common reasons for surgery are that the person’s condition has escalated to the level of interfering with one’s day-to-day activities, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). The goal at that time is to repair and/or rebuild the tissue and improve strength to prevent any further damage or injury, the AAOS states.

For more information about necessary knee procedures, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health