Revision TKR is a highly specialised operation to replace the worn, loose, infected or failing primary (first time) or in extreme cases even multiply revised TKR.
He has been highly trained in the management of infected knee replacement revision techniques – liasing closely with specialist musculoskeletal radiologists and orthopaedic microbiologists in managing this challenging problem. He has also gained further surgical experience of massive knee and limb reconstructive surgery working at major cancer treatment centres at the University of Oxford, UK and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Typical symptoms of a ‘worn-
Additional blood tests, ‘bone scans’ and sometimes Computerised Tomography (CT) scans will be used in difficult cases to plan the surgery in fine detail before the operation day.
Each case is different but in general, a larger knee prosthesis (implant) is used
with additional stems (to help rebuild the joint and improve ligamentous instability)
and innovative solutions involving porous Trabecular Metal augments to replace any
bone defects -
Following knee revison surgery patients should recover a little more slowly than
the primary TKR operation -
Surgeons use different designs and types of revision knee implants depending on individual circumstances and I will discuss your individual operation plan and requirements with you in the Outpatient Clinic setting prior to the operation day.