Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

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

What is revision surgery?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains what revision surgery is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Revision is a procedure in which a failed or damaged knee replacement is corrected surgically, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Off Site Icon. Knee replacement is often a successful procedure, but a revision may be needed over time as the prosthetic becomes worn, according to the AAOS.

There has been an increase in knee revisions in recent years, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. That increase is due, in part, to the fact that more people are having knee replacements at a younger age, according to the AF.

For more information about revision surgery, 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