Joint Revision Surgery

We have expertise in correcting a previous joint repair or replacement, which is typically more complex than the initial joint procedure.

It's not unusual for artificial hip, shoulder, elbow and knee joints to require revision. Even when the initial outcome of the original replacement procedure is good, the need for revision can arise for a variety of reasons.

Correction of a previous joint repair or replacement is typically more complex than an initial joint procedure. Underlying causes, previous damage and structural issues complicate these cases and call for specialized expertise.

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we have the expertise to care for your patients' joint revision needs. That's why referring physicians from around the nation turn to us.

When to Refer Your Patients

Some of the indications for revision surgery include:

  • Normal wear is one factor affecting the function of an artificial joint. Most prostheses have a life of 10 to 20 years. As time passes, an artificial joint may fit less securely and lose effectiveness or fracture.
  • Infection of surrounding tissue is another factor that can cause weakness or damage to the joint.
  • Structural defects to the joint may be caused by debris from components.
  • Musculoskeletal tumors in the joint or surrounding soft tissue can lead to functional impairment.
  • Pain that persists after recovery from a joint procedure may indicate one or more problems and could, in itself, be a reason to consider revision.

Refer a Patient

Use our online tool to refer your patient to a joint revision surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Health.

Orthopedic Services at Baylor Scott & White Health

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we offer expert subspecialty orthopedic care through the use of innovative therapies, minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement, physical therapy and rehabilitation.