Joint Revision

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Joint Revision

Joint revision surgery may be necessary for younger individuals who demand a lot from their joints or for patients with older implants that may have worn down significantly over time through mechanics or by friction.

If the implant used in a joint replacement loosens, wears, or becomes infected, the affected joint may become swollen and painful. When this occurs, a joint revision procedure may be recommended to remove the old implant and replace it with new components.

It may be time to consult with a joint revision surgeon if the patient experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Instability

Joint revision surgery is a complex procedure that requires an experienced and skilled surgeon, extensive preparation, and the use of a special implants and tools.

Freeman orthopaedic surgeons have undergone additional advanced training to perform joint revision replacement surgeries and work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans.