Infected Total Knee Replacement

Infection is probably the worst complication of Total Knee Replacement. Infected Knee Replacements can lead to pain, loss of function and general ill health.

Eradicating the infection requires 2 further operations; the first to remove the infected joint and clean the bone surfaces and the second to reconstruct the joint with another permanent replacement. Between operations a temporary joint is inserted to allow patients to mobilise and go home in comfort.

Mr Morgan-Jones has pioneered revision of infected knee replacements in the UK and provides a regional service. Eradication of infection is achieved in 96% of patients under his care. All infections, including MRSA, can be eradicated by adequate surgery performed by the correct specialist.