This procedure is much more complicated because of the large variety of causes that may require replacement. These range from the mere replacement of a component or non-infectious loosening without loss of bone tissue, to more complicated cases which can match that of a primary prosthesis, such as the replacement of infected large parts in chronic patients. The latter situation is much more complex, requiring a specific preliminary diagnosis, with several complementary tests, treatment before surgery, more complex procedures and a longer recovery time.
Due to the complexity of the replacements, visiting times, pre-operative consultations, surgery and rehabilitation should be assessed individually in each case. In general, surgery may be carried once or in two separate operations, with an average length of surgery time of 120 min, and a 10-15 day stay at the Hospital. Usually a patient is recommended to stay in Barcelona 3-6 weeks after urgery.
We also offer other treatments related to the knee, such as:
-Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR) -Arthroscopy of the knee (ligament reconstruction, transplants of cartilage and meniscus meniscectomy) -Alterations to the axes
Should you wish to know more about this procedure, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request or complete our ‘Make an enquiry’ form today.