Revision Joint Replacement – Treatment for a Failed Joint Prosthesis

Revision Joint Replacement

While most joint replacement surgeries are successful, a revision may be necessary if the original implant wears down over time or becomes infected. A decrease in function or stability can be significantly detrimental to a person’s day-to-day life, and prompt treatment is advised if a joint replacement begins to fail.

Typically, prosthetic implants last for several decades. However, normal wear and tear does occur over the years and it may eventually be necessary to replace an older implant with a new one. A revision joint replacement might also become necessary if:

  • The metal or plastic surface of the implant retains bacteria and allows an antibiotic-resistant infection to develop
  • The patient fractures a bone or injures the soft tissues that support the joint
  • The implant loosens or separates from the bone

At Florida Medical Clinic, our Department of Orthopedic Surgery is here to help every patient achieve their highest quality of life by performing advanced procedures such as revisionary surgeries for failed knee, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle, and shoulder replacements. We have today’s latest diagnostic capabilities on site, allowing us to evaluate each patient’s unique situation and determine the best approach to treating a worn-down or failed implant. Furthermore, we use the latest advances in joint replacement surgery, such as custom implants and minimally invasive techniques, to help ensure that each revision is well-designed for long-term success. In-house physical therapy is also provided to help patients improve their day-to-day function following an orthopedic procedure.

To consult with one of our experienced orthopedic surgeons regarding a revision joint replacement, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.

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