Expert Second Opinion for Failed Joint Replacement

What are the possible complications following joint replacement surgery?

As with any major surgery, there are potential risks involved with undergoing joint replacement surgery. Even though total joint arthroplasty is a common procedure and has high success rates in the United States, there are still many people who suffer from joint replacement failure. Complications with joint replacement may occur soon after surgery, or they may not develop until many years later. When problems arise, a revision hip replacement or revision knee replacement may be necessary.

Some of the possible complications that can occur after total hip replacement or total knee replacement include the following:

  • Infection in the implanted joint
  • Wear and tear of the implant over time
  • Joint instability / unstable soft tissues surrounding joint
  • Loosening of the joint over time

When should I see a doctor for a failed joint replacement?

It is important to see a doctor who specializes in joint replacement and joint revision surgery, such as Dr. Rubin, if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms of a failed joint replacement:

  • Pain around joint
  • Inability to balance or stand for a period of time
  • Limited range of motion in hip or knee
  • Instability in joint
  • Swelling around hip or knee
  • Bone loss

Do I need to get a second opinion for failed joint replacement surgery?

Before undergoing revision hip replacement surgery or revision knee replacement surgery, it is important to seek the expertise of an experienced joint reconstruction specialist in order to ask questions and get more information. Some questions to consider when getting a second opinion on your hip or knee surgery include:

  • Does my surgeon use traditional or modern technologies when performing surgeries?
  • Does my surgeon provide minimally invasive joint replacement options?
  • How long will I need to stay in the hospital after my revision joint replacement surgery?
  • Does my surgeon use current research to help speed up joint revision recovery time?
  • Does my surgeon employ special pre- and post-surgery protocols that will aid in my recovery?

What sets Dr. Rubin apart as a top surgeon for failed joint replacement cases?

Dr. Lee Rubin has extensive experience working with complex cases of failed joint replacement surgeries, and is highly qualified to offer a second opinion for your joint condition. If you are experiencing knee or hip pain or other symptoms mentioned above and have seen an orthopedic specialist, you may benefit from getting a second opinion from Dr. Rubin to consider all of your options for joint pain relief.

Dr. Rubin’s experience with failed joint replacement cases includes treating complications following primary arthroplasty, such as:

  • Peri-prosthetic fractures
  • Joint failures
  • Infections

Dr. Rubin is a member of Yale University’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, where he serves as both Co-Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division and Chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Center For Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) Total Joint Replacement Program. He prides himself on his ability to offer personalized treatment options that get patients back to their normal, pain-free lives with less downtime.

If you are considering revision joint replacement surgery, it is important to get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist with years of experience in performing complex arthroplasty cases. To request an appointment with Dr. Lee Rubin, call (203) 785-2579 or fill out the form on this page.

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