Patient is a 50 year old male who came in complaining of left knee pain. Patient stated that he had received a left Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) a few years ago at an outside facility.

Patient presented with a restricted range of motion and was in severe pain. Patient brought in x-rays to review, as shown below.

Total Knee Replacement 1

X-Rays show left total knee replacement with lucency around the tibial component of the prosthesis. Arrows indicate lucency

Upon review, the lucency seen in the X-Rays indicates loosening of the prosthesis. Patient was instructed to have an aspiration and blood work done to check for infection, and results came back negative.

Patient was advised to have a left TKA Revision of the prosthesis, and since tests results came back negative for infection it only had to be a single staged reconstruction. All options and any other alternatives, along with all of the risks, were discussed with the patient.

Total Knee Replacement 2

Pre-operative X-rays show osteolysis and loosening of the TKA prosthesis

Total Knee Replacement 3

X-Rays show postoperative changes of placement of left revision TKA

Post-operatively patient has presented to be doing very well and experiencing no pain. Patient has good range of motion and is weight bearing as tolerated.

*Patient identifiers and dates changed to protect patient privacy.