Revision surgery isnt something to take lightly its more complicated than a primary or initial total knee replacement tkr and entails many of the same risks nevertheless its estimated that more than 22000 knee revision operations are performed in the united states each. Most total knee replacements are very successful over time however a knee replacement can wear out or fail for different reasons these cases require a revision surgery to replace the original knee implant components. Total knee replacements can be expected to function well for at least 15 to 20 years in more than 85 90 of patients however some procedures will fail and require a second surgery called revision knee replacement. Center for total joint replacement new york ny medical education collaborative a nonprofit education organization is accredited by the accreditation council for continuing medical education accme to provide continuing medical education for physicians medical education collaborative . While total knee replacement complication rate is low over one third of reported revisions occur within the first two years after knee replacement
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