complex revision joint replacement
Artificial knees and hips can wear out. They do so for several reasons: the knee/hip area is injured, the artificial joint becomes loose or bearing surfaces become worn. When any of these occur, surgeons must address the problem. Operations can be complex and require surgical skill, experience and sound judgment. In some cases, the artificial joint requires only a slight adjustment. Other times, the entire existing joint must be replaced. Regardless of their complexity, these operations often result in good outcomes that allow patients to return to their normal daily activities.