Joint replacement surgery can be an effective way to relieve chronic joint pain, improve mobility, and restore your overall quality of life when other treatments no longer provide relief. If you have had joint replacement surgery, particularly on weight-bearing joints such as the hip and knee, rehabilitation and aftercare are crucial to ensuring a successful recovery, as well as your ability to regain full use of the joint. When Is A Joint Replacement Necessary? Joints can be vulnerable to [Read More]
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Why Do People Need to Have Their Hip Replaced Again?
Hip replacement surgery is done to help patients live pain-free lives or correct severe diseases. It's a very common procedure, and the success rate of hip replacement surgery has increased dramatically over the past several years. However, there are many instances where patients might need to return to correct a previous surgery or even get a whole new replacement. Here are common reasons why patients need to have their hip replaced again. Aseptic Loosening Aseptic loosening is a problem [Read More]
Why You Should Visit a Knee Replacement Revision Specialist
The key to a successful knee replacement is a proper and full recovery process. Around 95% of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery in the United States experience favorable long-term outcomes, but that means 5% of the estimated 600,000 total knee replacements require revision surgery in the first 10 years. You can’t go to just any orthopedist for revision surgery, because this is a special type of operation that warrants the ability to perform a correction to a prior surgery. The [Read More]
Types of Knee Revisions
Knee replacement implants usually last for 15 to 20 years, depending on the patient’s use. Patients who have undergone the procedure at a younger age may eventually need a second surgery. Other causes, such as infection, may require the implants to be removed and replaced. This procedure is called a knee revision and is more complicated than the initial knee replacement surgery. Read on to learn more about knee revision surgeries. Revision Total Knee Replacement This procedure involves the [Read More]