Complex Primary or Revision (Redo) Knee Replacement

Complex primary or revision (redo) knee replacements are technically challenging surgeries that should only be performed by surgeons who sub-specialise in hip and knee replacements.

Here is an example of one of Dr Kevin Lee’s challenging complex primary (first time) case where there is severe deformity and loss of ligament support around the  knee.

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Before Surgery
(left knee severely bent)

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After Surgery
(left knee straightened and stabilized with special implants)

There are many reasons why knee replacements fail and require a revision (redo) surgery to relieve pain. If the first surgery was performed some time ago, the most common reason is wearing out of the plastic liner (the plastics that were put in many years ago are not as durable or smooth as the ones put in nowadays). If the surgery was performed recently, then some common reasons for failure are infection or technical errors related to the surgery. Here is an example of a revision knee replacement performed on a patient referred to Dr Kevin Lee in which there is failure and breakage of the implant.

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Before Revision Knee Replacement (broken tibial implant with large bone defects)

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After Revision Knee Replacement
(implants changed to special revision implants)

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3 Mount Elizabeth #04-07
Singapore 228510
+65 6737 0558 (Office hours)
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Singapore 427989
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Singapore 329563
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DR KEVIN LEE
(Mount Elizabeth & Mount Elizabeth Novena)

Hip & Knee Replacements, Sports Injuries, Cartilage Repair
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DR HEE HWAN TAK
(Mount Elizabeth)

Spine, Scoliosis, Neck & Nerve Problems
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DR ANDY WEE
(Parkway East, Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena)

Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Hip & Knee
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+65 9125 8585 (After office hours)

DR VICTOR SEAH
(Mount Elizabeth Novena & Parkway East)

Foot & Ankle, Trauma & Fractures
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(MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA)

PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, FOOT & ANKLE, MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY, DEFORMITY CORRECTION WITH FRAMES
+65 6734 0378 (Office hours)
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