Failed Joint Replacement / Complex Revision Surgery
While most hip and knee replacements are very successful and last for a long time, occasionally a replacement fails sooner than we would like. Revising or re-doing a hip or knee replacement is done commonly, and the joint replacement surgeons at the Penn State Bone and Joint Institute have lots of experience with re-doing failed hip and knee replacements. Some of these revision surgeries are quite complicated while others are more straightforward depending on the patient’s particular circumstances. Fortunately most revision surgeries are able to make a big improvement in the patient’s life and can last for many years. If you have a hip or knee replacement that is giving you trouble, please give us a call to set up an appointment and we’d be happy to evaluate you and give you our thoughts.