Revision Knee Replacement
When the components implanted in a total knee replacement procedure wear down — and become detached from the bone to which they were once anchored — you might need a revision knee replacement.
How complex the procedure is depends on how severe the damage to the knee is, as well as how much the implanted components have loosened.
During a revision knee replacement, typically the originally implanted components, bone cement and loose tissue are removed without damaging surrounding bone surfaces. When new components are implanted, a thicker, more deeply implanted stem component may have additional reinforcements.