Revision surgery - what to expect

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Hi everyone, I just found out on Friday that I have to have a knee revision. For those out there who have been through this could you give me some advice? Is it similar to the knee replacement? How about healing time? How long did it take before you could walk? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanking you!!!

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    Almost a duplicate.....the only difference is you know what to expect and will try and push the envelope.....which can be both good and bad. I got over aggressive because I had things figured out. The day after the revision I fell and broke my femur. Because of that I developed a staph and had to have the leg opened twice more and a 3rd prosthesis installed after cleaning up the staph. Every time the leg is operated on the healing processes changes some. Just go after things the same way you did the 1st time using all the little tricks of trade you learned the 1st time around.
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    Hello everyone i am also going to have a total knee revision on November 28, i am a little nervious about it, it will be my 4th surgery on my right knee.
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      You'll now be 7 behind me. Revisions are basically the same process as a tkr. As with all rehabs, it will vary a little in form but essentially the soft tissue and nerve damage is about the same. The is less trauma on the bone as it has already been chisled and banged around on. Cleaning out the old cement is the one big difference. I felt the revision fit better than the original as I had them done at different hospitals and had different brand of prosthesis. The other thing, they were 9 yrs apart and I'm sure some changes were in effect.its still the same process and slow and easy is the formula.

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