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Revision Knee Replacement

Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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North Mountain Hospital
250 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
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When the components implanted in a total knee replacement procedure wear down — and become detached from the bone to which they were once anchored — a revision knee replacement may become necessary.

The complexity of a revision knee replacement procedure depends largely on the severity of damage to the knee, as well as the degree to which implanted components have loosened.

In a typical revision knee replacement operation, originally implanted components, bone cement and loose tissue must be removed without damaging surrounding bone surfaces. When new components are implanted, a thicker, more deeply implanted stem component may have additional reinforcements.

The following interactive video offers an informative overview of key steps in revision knee replacement surgery.