Can you have a 2nd knee replacement?
Double knee replacement surgery may involve one surgery or two surgeries. When both knees are replaced at the same time, the surgery is known as a simultaneous bilateral knee replacement. When each knee is replaced at a different time, it’s called a staged bilateral knee replacement.
How do you know when you need a second knee replacement?
Infection: 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. Instability: This occurs when the soft tissues around the knee are unable to provide the stability necessary for adequate function while standing or walking.
Is the second knee replacement easier than the first?
What’s worse than having to go through another surgery, is that the second surgery is much harder than the first. The goal of the second knee replacement surgery is the same as the first – to relieve pain and improve function.
Is a second knee replacement as painful as the first?
Patients undergoing staged bilateral TKA experience greater postoperative pain in the second operated knee than the first. This suggests extension of hyperalgesia beyond the initially injured site to remote regions after surgical injury, in which central sensitization may be involved.
How successful are second knee replacements?
With newer implant designs and improved surgical techniques, total knee replacements can be expected to function well for at least 15 to 20 years in more than 85% to 90% of patients.
What percentage of knee replacements require manipulation?
If the knee does not bend to 90 degrees, the patient may consider a manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). Approximately, 1.8% of patients may require this procedure due to stiffness.
What is the most commonly reported problem after knee replacement surgery?
Pain and Other Physical Complications. Knee replacement surgery can result in physical complications ranging from pain and swelling to implant rejection, infection and bone fractures. Pain may be the most common complication following knee replacement.
How long does it take to walk after a full knee replacement?
You will probably be able to walk on your own in 4 to 8 weeks. You will need to do months of physical rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement. Rehab will help you strengthen the muscles of the knee and help you regain movement.