At Appalachian Orthopedics, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of specialized care for the hip and knee joints.
For patients experiencing complications from a previous hip or knee joint replacement, a more complex procedure is available to resolve the issue and provide a long-term solution for joint pain. Using state-of-the-art technology as well as the most advanced treatment options, our joint revision surgeon, John Martino, M.D., is committed to relieving hip and knee pain and getting patients back to doing the things they love.
A hip or knee revision procedure is performed to replace any worn or damaged parts of an artificial joint. The new artificial joint components will help restore normal stability and motion to the joint so you can get back to doing what you love.
Revision surgery is more complex and will last longer than the original procedure. The type of revision needed will depend on the wear of the artificial joint and the surrounding bone. Sometimes, only part of the implant requires replacement. Other times, the entire implant or additional areas of the hip or knee will need to be removed and replaced.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection, blood clot, and other complications, but in experienced and well-trained hands, the risk of complications will be minimized.