A Revision Knee Replacement surgery can be done as a single-stage or two-stage revision. In a single-stage revision, the previous implant is removed and replaced with a new one during the same operation. While in a two-stage revision, the previous implants are removed first, then an antibiotic spacer is put in, and that is followed by re-implantation a couple of months later.
Revision Knee Replacement is a major surgery as the procedure gets much more complicated the second time around. This is because, over time scar tissues, bone loss, and instability can all contribute to making a repeat surgery much more difficult.
Typically, the surgery takes about two to three hours. More than 90 per cent of patients who undergo revision procedures can expect to have great results. However, while expected outcomes include pain relief with increased stability and function, complete pain relief and restoration of function is not always possible.
The cost of Revision Knee Replacement ranges from USD 3,771 – USD 6,226 in India.