Modern hip and knee implants can typically last for 20 or 30 years, but if a second procedure is required, you’ll likely be referred to a revision surgeon. Revision surgeries remove the old joint and replace it with a new one. Revision surgery requires an assessment of the bone surrounding the implant, and reconstruction of the remaining bone and soft tissue before a new implant is affixed to the bone.
Revision surgery may be needed if the following occur:
- The knee or hip replacement becomes painful because the components have begun to wear and loosen.
- Frequent dislocation of the joint.
- A fracture of the surrounding bone.
- Infection of the replacement joint.
Dr. Jason Hoffman specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of preexisting total joint arthroplasty. “When a knee or hip replacement becomes painful, there are many potential causes for the pain. As a joint surgeon specializing in knee and hip replacement, I have the expertise to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a preexisting total joint arthroplasty. “
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