Revision Knee & Hip Replacement

Revision Knee & Hip Replacement

Dr. Abhijeet Gholap a Knee replacement surgeon in viman nagar has performed various surgeries at Aster Clinic. A total knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. In the vast majority of cases, it enables people to live richer, more active lives free of chronic knee pain.

A knee revision is the replacement of prosthetic implants in a person who previously had a total knee replacement. In this surgery, known as a “reoperation,” an original prosthesis is removed and a new prosthesis put in place.

The most common reasons people for knee revision are:


The risk of infection from a total knee replacement is less than 1%, but when infections do occur, a knee revision of one kind or another is necessary.


In some patients, excessive scar tissue may build up around the knee and prevents the joint from moving fully.


This occurs when the soft tissues around the knee are unable to provide the stability necessary for adequate function while standing or walking.

Wear and tear

This can include loosening or breakage of prosthesis components due to friction over time.

Risks and complications of revision surgery
Poor wound healing
Reduced range of motion or stiffness in the knee
Infection in the wound or the new prosthesis
Pulmonary embolism—a blood clot in the lungs
Blood clots
Bone fracture during surgery
Damage to nerves or blood vessels