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:
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.