Reoperation of an artificial joint

Although the outcomes of joint replacement surgery have improved consistently, some joints must still be prematurely reoperated. The most typical reasons for reoperation are component detachment or wear and infections. For hip joints, the reason may also be dislocation of the joint.

Reoperation is much more challenging than the initial operation both to perform and schedule. Reoperations take two to three times longer to complete than the original operation. Patients will often recovery more slowly after a reoperation, and the surgery may pose various restrictions to their range of motion and carrying ability.

The orthopaedist will select the model of the joint based on the patient’s individual factors, such as their general condition, bone quality, anatomical factors and the strain expected on the joint. Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement uses joints that have been scientifically proven to be of high quality.