Revision for Aseptic Loosening/Infection

Revision for Aseptic Loosening/Infection

Aseptic loosening is the term for joint prosthetic failure that doesn’t have a mechanical or infectious origin. Osteolysis (bone resorption) and an inflammatory cellular reaction within the joint are frequently linked to it. 

The artificial joint’s connection to the bone has fallen loose. Joint infection may result in stiffness, discomfort, or loosening. Fixing the fracture is necessary if there is one in the bone near the joint. Your surgeon will initially trace the incision line from your primary total knee replacement. To allow for the removal of the old components, the incision may be longer than the original. The kneecap and tendons will be moved to the side once the incision is created to uncover your knee joint.

Anyone whose prosthetic knee implant fails due to damage or wear, or who develops an infection in the area around the implant, may require a knee revision. Artificial knee implants may last a lifetime in older patients who receive knee replacement surgery. A knee replacement infection that has spread beyond the skin and surrounding tissue may require surgical intervention. Options for surgical therapy include: Debridement: This involves surgically cleaning out the joint. The prosthetic joint is cleansed and any contaminated soft tissue is removed.

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