Revision Joint Replacement
Revision Joint Replacement is a remedial method that is performed when the Primary Joint Replacement has been abandoned. During this procedure, the fundamental implants are eliminated and substituted with revision implants.
The operation is conducted by an accomplished surgeon which is supported by proper operation theatre facilities, a complete range of implants, I.C.U. and the blood bank is a must. Revision Joint Replacement surgeries is a high-priced procedure compared to that of Primary Joint Replacement surgeries.
Why Revision Joint Replacement?
Revision Joint Replacement is recommended in the following conditions
- Infection of primary implants and loosening,
- Aseptic loosening of primary implants, and
- When primary implants are malpositioned and causing pain.
Kinds of Joints
The joints where revision is possible are as follows:
- Shoulder (rare case scenario)
Types of Revision Joint Replacement surgeries:
Single-Stage Revision: In a single sitting, the original implants are extracted and embedded with revision implants.
Two-Stage Revision: In the first stage, primary implants are expelled and the antibiotic spacer is placed. After 3 months added surgery is conducted and revision implants are installed. This sort of Revision Joint Replacement surgery is commonly presented in cases of infection.