Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

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

Who are the best candidates for these procedures?

Injuries to the knee are more likely to require surgery than for many other reason, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Meniscus tears are usually repaired with surgery; the meniscus acts as a shock absorber between the bones in the knee, the NIH states.

Meniscus tears often occur along with other knee injuries like ligament tears, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). While these are often sports-related injuries, they can occur in those individuals who are very physically active, the AAOS states.

For more information about conditions requiring knee 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