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Joint implants can last 15 to 20 years, sometimes longer, and enable patients to live more active lifestyles without pain. Some patients, particularly those who get joint replacements at a young age, may need a second surgery to replace some or all of the original implant. This is called a joint revision. Our experienced surgeons use the latest techniques for knee, hip, shoulder and ankle revision procedures.

Reasons for joint revisions can include:

  • infection
  • failed replacements
  • replacement has become worn or loose
  • dislocation
  • ankle fusion or arthrodesis
  • broken or fractured replacements
  • the implant has reached the end of its lifespan

Consult one of our specialists if you start noticing issues with your artificial joint, such as pain that begins suddenly, decreased range of motion, redness or warmth around the joint, or if the affected joint feels rigid or like it’s coming out of place. Your doctor can assess the joint for damage and discuss treatment options.

Experts in Joint Revision Surgery

These procedures are often more complex than the initial replacement, so you’re in good hands with our experienced team. Morristown Medical Center has been named among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation in orthopedic surgery for seven years in a row and Joint Replacement for six years in a row by Healthgrades. The medical center was also ranked one of the 50 best hospitals in the nation for orthopedics and recognized as high performing for hip and knee replacements by U.S. News & World Report.


I feel so much better and am so grateful.

Sal B., joint revision patient
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