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Revision Knee Ligament Reconstruction

What is Revision Knee Ligament Reconstruction?

Revision knee ligament reconstruction is a complex surgical procedure performed to address failures or to correct the undesirable consequences of primary reconstruction surgery on your knee. 

The procedure predominantly involves replacing the failed implant or graft with a new one and restoring the stability and functionality of the knee. 

Indications for Revision Knee Ligament Reconstruction

Recurrent instability in the knee after reconstruction and extensive rehabilitation is the major indication for revision knee ligament reconstruction. 

Other circumstances that can necessitate a revision reconstruction include:

  • Impingement of the original graft
  • Re-injury of the reconstructed ligament
  • Failure in the fixation of the original graft 
  • Failure of the reconstructed ligament to heal properly 
  • Incorrect placement of drill holes during the first reconstruction

Diagnosis of First Surgery Failure

The failure of first surgery can be diagnosed with the following methods:

  • Physical examination of the affected knee
  • Radiologic evaluation (X-rays/MRI) 
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
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