The replacement knee prosthesis is the most common

Written by: Dr. José Juan Iglesias Diéguez
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Prosthetic replacement is performed on the occasions when the implanted prosthesis is damaged. The type of parts that more is done is the knee, due to increased cases of knee osteoarthritis that have occurred in recent years. The replacement hip prosthesis is one of the most frequent.

No particular for a prosthetic replacement time, it depends on each patient. There are many causes that can cause, over time, some component of the prosthesis can be moved. When the prosthesis takes time, you may suffer injury, wear or can move due to infections or osteoporosis, among others. Salvage surgery is usually the failure of an implant loosening.Any infection can cause a prosthesis to be changed. For example, if you have an infection in the mouth, the germ enters the bloodstream and causes the infected prosthesis. The most common infections are staph, strep and respiratory.

Process a replacement prosthesis

A replacement prosthesis can be done in one or two days. When performed in two stages, first surgery is performed to remove the prosthesis and cement component that is releasing antibiotic to eliminate the infection gets. Six weeks later, a second surgical intervention specialist is done Traumatology in which this component of cement is removed and the new prosthesis is placed.Perform replacement prosthesis in one or two times it depends on the germ that causes infection and where the surgery is performed. In Spain, it is done in two times in 100% of cases.


Surgery Risks replacement prosthesis

The most common risks associated with surgery replacement prosthesis are:- Pneumonia- Bleeding- Formation of blood clots- Infection of the joint- Thrombosis- Skin Necrosis


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Juan Iglesias Diéguez
Orthopaedic Surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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