Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: What the Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know

Jacofsky, David J.; Della Valle, Craig J.; Meneghini, R. Michael; Sporer, Scott M.; Cercek, Robert M.
May 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1282
Academic Journal
The article discusses the considerations that orthopedic surgeons need to know before doing a revision total knee arthroplasty. It says that extrinsic and intrinsic sources of pain must be considered in the evaluation of patients with pain after a total knee arthoplasty. It mentions that surgeons should identify the implants by reading the patient's previous surgical records. It adds that the patient must be questioned if there are wound-healing problems right after the surgery.


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