Revision Arthroplasty

As Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, I have developed a subspecialty in performing these surgical procedures. Over thirty years of experience has helped me understand the unique problems as well as the increased risks associated with revision arthroplasty.

Where primary joint replacement may take two hours of surgical time, revision arthroplasty can take six hours or more.

Complications rates are greater in all areas of the procedure. They can include a limp, nerve injury, dislocation, leg length discrepancy, infection, and implant failure.

Some of the causes of a failed primary joint replacement necessity a revision arthroplasty:

  • Infection
  • Aseptic loosening
  • Wear debris synovitis
  • Recurrent dislocation
  • Periprosthetic fracture

This type of surgery must be performed by an expert in the field of revision surgery. Having the procedure done in a medical center such as Mount Sinai is an asset because of expertise in the associated disciplines of radiology, anesthesiology, and rehabilitation.

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