The technical aspects of the surgery are more complex than the original total knee replacement, however, the preparation for surgery and hospital experience tend to be very similar to the original total knee replacement. The choices for revision depend on the patient’s needs. Each surgery is individualized, and there are many different reasons for performing a revision knee surgery. Some revisions are simpler, so there may be less associated pain. Some revisions are very complex, and may require longer rehabilitation times. Please talk to your surgeon about whether or not you should make the decision to have revision knee surgery, and about the specifics of your revision knee surgery.