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Joint revision surgery is a complex procedure wherein the surgeon removes a prior artificial implant and replaces it with new components.

In contrast to joint replacement surgeries, joint revision surgeries may be necessary for younger individuals whose lifestyles are very physically demanding as well as for patients with older implants that may have deteriorated or worn down by friction over time.

It may be time to consult with a joint revision surgeon if your implant loosens, deteriorates, or becomes infected, or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Instability

Joint revision surgery requires an experienced and skilled surgeon, significant preparation, and the use of special artificial implants and specific tools. At OAK Orthopedics, our talented joint revision surgeons have undergone specialized training in performing joint revision surgeries. They are committed to optimal outcomes and will work with you to customize a treatment plan to accommodate your individual needs.

At OAK Orthopedics, our joint revision specialists, Dr. Alexander Michalow and Dr. Rajeev Puri, understand that joint pain can significantly impact your quality of life and prohibit you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Our joint revision surgeons believe in patient education and a team approach to patient care so that you feel well-informed and comfortable with your decisions.

If you are experiencing severe joint pain from an aging implant, consult with one of our joint revision surgeons at OAK Orthopedics. To schedule a consultation, please request an appointment online or call (815) 928-8050.