Revision Knee Surgery Specialist

M. Scott True, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

M. Scott True, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction located in West Chester, OH & Cincinnati, OH

Though knee replacement surgery helps many people get back to doing what they love, sometimes the procedure fails. To help those who continue to struggle with knee problems following a knee replacement, M. Scott True, MD, and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine perform revision knee surgery. To schedule a consultation, call the office in West Chester or Cincinnati, Ohio, or use the online scheduling tool today.

Revision Knee Surgery Q&A

What is revision knee surgery?

Revision knee surgery is a procedure that involves replacing some or all of the prosthetic pieces from your original knee replacement procedure. 

Though knee replacement is one of the most successful surgical procedures, some people experience problems with their prosthetic parts and require a revision surgery. 

Revision knee surgery is more complex than knee replacement and requires advanced surgical skills. Dr. True and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are experienced orthopedic surgeons and specialize in revision knee surgery. 

Am I a candidate for revision knee surgery?

If you’re having problems with your knee following your knee replacement procedure, then you may be a candidate for revision knee surgery. 

Dr. True and the team take a patient-centered approach to care and conduct comprehensive evaluations when you come in with complaints of knee pain. Before recommending surgery, they may first suggest nonsurgical interventions, such as medication, injections, or physical therapy, to alleviate your knee pain and mobility problems. 

If conservative measures fail to improve your knee problem, then they may recommend revision knee surgery. 

You may also be a candidate for revision knee surgery if you have:

  • Trauma to the knee
  • Worn out prosthesis
  • Knee instability
  • Loosening of the prosthesis
  • Infection
  • Weakening of the bone around the knee replacement
  • Leg length discrepancy

They may also perform revision knee surgery if you have progressive joint disease. 

What happens during revision knee surgery?

Dr. True and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine create individual revision knee surgery plans specific to you. During the procedure, your orthopedic surgeon may replace one or all of your prosthetic pieces.

The team performs your surgery under general anesthesia. 

What happens during recovery from revision knee surgery?

After your knee revision surgery, the team uses a continuous passive motion (CPM) to slowly move your knee joint while you’re at rest. Once able, the team encourages you to walk with crutches or a walker and then refers you to the rehabilitation team for continued therapy.

You may need a few weeks of downtime following your revision knee surgery. Recovery time varies, but it may be several weeks until you can resume your usual activities and routine.

For expert revision knee surgery, schedule a consultation at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine or book online today.