Joint revision surgery is similar to joint replacement surgery, but the two are not the same. This is important to keep in mind when choosing a surgeon for a joint revision because your surgeon should have experience in revision surgeries, not just joint replacements. Since there are several potential reasons for joint revision surgery, including implant failure, infection, or dislocation, choosing a surgeon who has experience with the known complexities and advanced techniques used to perform joint revision surgery is crucial.
At Aspen Orthopedic Specialists, our surgeons are trained and experienced in performing joint replacements and joint revision surgeries. Our joint surgeons take the necessary time and attention to assess your condition and determine the right course of treatment for you.
Know When It’s Time to Get Care From a Joint Revision Expert
Consult with a revision surgeon if you notice any of these complication symptoms in an existing implant:
- The implant feels like it is loosening or unstable in the hip joint, knee, or other affected joint
- Weight-bearing activity on your artificial joint feels unsteady (such as the knee joint or hip joint)
- You have a fracture and have damaged your knee replacement or hip replacement implant
- You're experiencing joint pain again after you were pain-free for many years after your replacement procedure
- You’re feeling bone-on-bone sensations like you did before you had your joint replacement surgery
If you're experiencing any of these complication symptoms, you will want to discuss the possibility of a revision hip surgery or another type of surgery with a revision specialist.
We Offer the Expert Joint Care You Deserve
When you first notice an issue with your joint implant that isn’t improving, it’s normal to wonder if it will worsen or if you will need a revision or related surgery. While a revision or related joint surgery can sometimes be the best treatment approach, there are often other treatment options that can be utilized first that could benefit you.
If you do require revision surgery or a related surgery after you have already had a procedure such as hip replacement or knee replacement, we are here for you. Our orthopedic surgeons can perform the procedure you need. This includes revision knee replacement and hip replacement. If you do not need joint revision at this time, our doctors will be able to advise you as to which nonsurgical treatments or other procedures are best for you.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
Our joint replacement and revision specialists and all our doctors and surgeons at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are specialty-trained medical experts who understand your concerns, can answer your questions, and know how to apply their special expertise to help you. With years of training and experience in total joint care and revision surgery, Dr. James Wood and Dr. Jeffrey Larson are board-certified orthopedic surgeons and have the expertise to help you return to living the life you love. Learn more about our joint revision experts below.