For most patients, a total joint replacement of the knee, hip, ankle, or shoulder means a new lease on life and a return to the activities they once enjoyed. However, for some patients, the post-surgical complications or eventual deterioration of the artificial joint causes more concern than the original complaint. In this case, the patient requires a total joint revision surgery.
Because the area of the body already has been placed under a tremendous amount of stress, total joint revision surgery is highly technical and requires the touch of a skilled surgeon.
Our team is constantly advancing techniques and technology to best meet the needs of primary and revision total joint replacement patients. Revision surgery is performed due to:
- Surgical site infections
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Loosening of a component (i.e. femoral, tibial or patella)
- Persistent pain
- Wear on the implants or plastic lining
Treatment begins when one of the members of the care team meets with the patient to begin assessing need and creating a diagnosis. The patient is then empowered with information and given the freedom to help create a treatment plan that best meets needs and goals, ultimately restoring quality of life.