Understanding Complex Knee Revision Surgery

Discover how Baylor Scott & White Health can help you find the care you need. Learn about your care options and what your next steps are to move better. 

Dealing with Joint Replacement Pain

Hundreds of thousands of joint replacement surgeries take place every year in the United States. For joint replacements to function properly, the implant must remain firmly attached to the bone. However, over time, knee replacements have been known to wear out or break. Causes may include joint dislocation, loosening, replacement infection, tumor (especially osteosarcoma), and swelling or bruising. When that happens, complex joint revision surgery may be needed.

Joint revision surgery, including revision knee replacement, has become increasingly common. However, because patients who undergo initial joint replacement surgery are getting younger, they often outlive the life expectancy of their artificial joint. Therefore, it's important to be aware of the warning signs that signal it may be time for a new one.

By downloading the Baylor Scott & White Health treatment guide, you'll receive information about knee revision, including:

  • Signs and symptoms of a knee replacement failure, septic knee joint and other causes of pain
  • Candidates for revision surgery
  • Treatment options, including knee replacement revision surgery
  • And more

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We're dedicated to helping you move better. We developed the treatment guide to answer common questions about complex joint revision, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment options. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists if you have any specific questions about your care after reviewing our guide. We hope this is a valuable resource for you on your journey to move better.

Our orthopedic specialists have a proven track record in successfully diagnosing and treating all types of knee disorders. We are committed to providing you with effective relief from knee pain with treatment plans that are as minimally invasive as possible.

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