It is bad enough you have to go through surgery to replace a knee, hip or shoulder … but what happens if you end up having to replace the replacement?
Reader Question …
“George, I have an upcoming replacement of the original knee replacement…I would be interested in what others who have been thru it have to say about success or not success.”
According to one online source:
“How long will the new knee joint last? For 80–90% of people who have total knee replacement, the new joint should last about 20 years, and it may well last longer. If you’ve had a partial knee replacement, you’re more likely to need a repeat operation – about 1 person in 10 needs further surgery after 10 years.”
According to OrthoInfo (https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/revision-total-knee-replacement/)
“Over time, however, a knee replacement may fail for a variety of reasons. When this occurs, your knee can become painful and swollen. It may also feel stiff or unstable, making it difficult to perform your everyday activities.
If your knee replacement fails, your doctor may recommend that you have a second surgery—revision total knee replacement. In this procedure, your doctor removes some or all of the parts of the original prosthesis and replaces them with new ones.
Although both procedures have the same goal—to relieve pain and improve function—revision surgery is different than primary total knee replacement. It is a longer, more complex procedure that requires extensive planning, and specialized implants and tools to achieve a good result.”
Does anyone have experience or recommendations on replacing replacement parts?
Tournament #2: World Tennis Club
This week’s tournament is taking place at Naples’ World Tennis Club (virtually across the road from Naples Bath and Tennis) and is for both singles and doubles players (or the special breed who play both in the same event). In my opinion, it is the BEST run event on the senior tour; so congrats to the planners and host of volunteers.
On Wednesday, we had a “pop up shower” that washed out the afternoon’s play; so the tournament is effectively one day behind schedule. Noble and I (seeded #4) played our first round robin match yesterday vs. the solid team of Bob Mason and Terry Warner; and were able to stay in control most of the match for a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
For all the scores and today’s scheduled matches, click HERE
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