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Revision Joint Replacement

Revision Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement (THR) has a very good success rate and allows people to live a normal life without pain. Only around 1% of the surgeries fail in the first 15 years.

A revision becomes necessary because of

  • Wearing out
  • Loosening of the prosthesis
  • Infection
  • Build up of metal debris
  • Fracture around implant
  • Pain
  • Significant difference in length

When a hip fails after a THR, a Revision Total Hip Replacement is performed. This process is more complicated than the original THR as there is lesser bone available. A bone graft is done with bone from a bone bank or with artificial bone. The prosthesis used is also larger.

Revision Knee Replacement

Sometimes a knee replacement procedure may fail after some time. It could be due to infection, injury, loosening or instability. You may have a failed knee replacement if:

  • Your replaced knee is painful and swollen
  • You have difficulty walking
  • You have painful and limited range of motion
  • You have difficulty in climbing stairs

This condition can only be corrected by a Revision Knee Replacement surgery. This procedure is done to replace the failed implant with a new prosthesis.

After the Revision Knee Replacement you will regain your lost range of motion.