Instability, Stiffness, Discomfort: How We Prevent Common Knee Replacement Problems
Our research and clinical experience operating on countless joints show that the best results require balance and the appropriate tension between the soft tissues. When these structures are unbalanced, it can contribute to many problems that result in a necessary revision – including instability, stiffness, and aseptic loosening.
For these reasons, our team is especially focused on obtaining ultra-precise balance in the knee during surgery. We know that’s what gets our patients back on their feet faster – and keeps them there long-term.
Revision total knee replacement is more complex and involves moving the kneecap and tendons to the side to reveal your knee joint. If necessary, our surgical team will carefully remove the original implant to preserve as much bone as possible. When significant bone loss around the knee occurs, metal augments and platform blocks can be added to the main components to compensate.
Your surgeon will insert the specialized revision implant, repair any surrounding soft tissues that are damaged, and carefully test the motion of the joint. A drain may be placed in your knee to collect any fluid or blood remaining after surgery.