Knee and hip replacement surgeries are highly successful procedures that improve the lives of millions of people every year by relieving pain and increasing mobility. However, in some cases, knee and hip replacements fail, causing pain and loss of movement.
If your original knee or hip replacement prosthetic needs new parts or total replacement, we can carry out revision surgery to remove the sections causing the problem and fit new parts.
Knee and hip revision surgeries are more complex than the original procedure, requiring an exceptional level of orthopedic surgical expertise. Dr. Feldman is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon with many years of experience in carrying out successful knee and hip revisions and is ideally qualified to perform your operation.
Most people live long and happy lives with their knee replacements, but occasionally something can go wrong, most often due to causes such as:
Some patients develop osteolysis, which develops when the immune system responds to the presence of tiny particles in the prosthesis by attacking the foreign matter. The attack also damages bones connected to the implant causing them to deteriorate, resulting in a loose joint.
It takes 2-3 hours to carry out knee revision surgery. First, we identify and remove the faulty parts of your original prosthesis from your knee and check the surrounding tissues for any sign of infection.
We then remove any bone cement remaining from the original procedure and prepare the surfaces of the bones for the new implant, which can be a painstaking process. We then insert the revision implant and repairs the soft tissues.
Following surgery, you stay in the hospital for a few days, and then you need to rest and recuperate at home.