Revision Knee Replacement

Knee replacements, like hip replacements may fail over time. The causes of failure are numerous and can occur anytime from the initial operation to thirty years after implantation. These include:

  • Implant loosening and wear
  • Instability
  • Infection
  • Fractures
  • Stiffness

When the replacement is deemed to have failed I will recommend revision surgery. This is a considerable undertaking due to the inevitable damage to the bone and soft tissues around the replacement. Great care is taken to protect and in some cases reconstruct the soft tissues before inserting a larger and more stable knee replacement. In most cases I use implants with stems that fit deep into the bone for extra support.

Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement X-Ray

Images courtesy of Zimmer

Testimonial

I could not possibly let the moment pass without thanking you for the operation on my knee. Strange to say it was all quite an unforgettable experience in the nicest way. My thanks also to your splendid team. Mr M.S. June 2015

Testimonial

I would just like to thank you very much for giving me a good lease of life, for your great skill and for being so caring. It was wonderful to be pain-free! Best Regards Mrs J.S. September 2015

Testimonial

I just wanted to tell you how very grateful I am to you for carrying out the operation – and doing such a fantastic job! I know many people who have had similar operations but none can compare their results with mine! There is no pain now from my knee, and I have great movement and flexibility.  I will perfect the kneeling, it is too important to me to let it go.  My biggest benefit, I think, has been my general fitness and health.  Pain really wears you down and without it I feel several years younger!! So this card is just to say a really sincere “thankyou” to you and your very skilled staff.  With warmest good wishes to you.  I hope there will be many more patients who benefit from your wonderful skills! Yours very sincerely, Mrs C.W. August 2015

Testimonial

We would like to thank you so much for your expertise and approach-fulness while attending my husband with his new replacement knee. We have been very impressed with the attention you have given and also the staff at the Spire. We look forward to the future with his new knee and hopefully new lease of life. Mr B and Mrs D R.

Contact/Find us

Spire Southampton Hospital,
Chalybeate Close,
Southampton,
Hampshire SO16 6UY
T: 023 8091 4415
E: diane.gubbins@spirehealthcare.com

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