Revision Total Hip & Knee Surgery
Revision surgery, also called revision total knee or hip arthroplasty, is a procedure to remove an artificial joint and replace it with a new one.
Reasons to have a revision total knee or hip surgery include:
- Relieving pain in the affected joint
- Restoring your mobility
- Removing a loose or damaged prosthesis before it harms the joint
Revision surgery is usually done to relieve pain from an artificial joint. Generally, your doctor will consider revision total arthroplasty only when more conservative measures such as medication and lifestyle changes have not helped. In most cases, increasing pain in the affected knee or hip is one of the first signs that revision surgery is necessary.
Less common reasons for revision total arthroplasty include a fracture (broken bone), an infection or a dislocated artificial joint.