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Joint Revision Surgery for Hip and Knee

After your joint replacement surgery , you probably experienced less pain, better mobility and more strength. If you’re starting to notice pain and stiffness or weakness returning to the joint, it may be time for a joint revision surgery.

What Is Joint Revision?

During joint revision surgery, your prosthetic (artificial) joint is replaced with a new one.

Why Is Joint Revision Needed?

In most cases, joint revision is needed to replace a prosthetic joint that has deteriorated due to normal wear and tear. Most prosthetic joints are expected to last between 10 to 15 years. A revision surgery may also be needed if there is an infection in the tissue surrounding your artificial joint.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Joint Revision Surgery?

Recovery processes and times vary depending on if you had surgery on your hip or knee, as well as other factors. If you’re having the procedure on your hip or knee, you can typically expect to get back to work and some other daily tasks within three to six months.

With all joint revision surgeries, extensive physical therapy is needed to complete the recovery process.

Contact Us

If you’re having trouble with your artificial joint, come see an expert at Benefis. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation, including imaging, and discuss your condition and treatment options with you.

Call us at (406) 455-3650.