In most cases, joint replacement surgery is amazingly successful. However, about 10 percent of the time it becomes necessary to remove and replace old implants. This is called revision surgery.
You may need a revision surgery if your original replacement has worn from age, is failing due to an injury, or is causing other health issues. We will thoroughly review your situation to determine whether a revision surgery may be right for you.
We will consider whether:
- The joint is painful or swollen, due to loosening, wear, or infection.
- The function of the implant is declining, resulting in a limp, stiffness, or instability.
- There is a change in the position or condition of the components.