Revision Hip And Knee Replacement Surgery Specialist

James P. Crutcher Jr. , MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon located in Seattle, WA

Hip and knee replacement surgeries are incredible ways to improve the quality of your life. Unfortunately, some of these procedures can fail over time and cause the return of your pain. For this reason, James P. Crutcher Jr., MD, offers revision hip and knee replacement surgery at his practice in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Crutcher has years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, and he has performed hundreds of revision surgeries. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Crutcher and discuss revision surgery, call or use the online booking tool today.

Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery Q & A

What are revision hip and knee replacement surgery?

Revision hip and knee replacement surgeries repair existing artificial knee or hip joints from previous joint replacement surgeries. Knee and hip joint prosthetics could require replacement due to a number of things like:

  • Infection
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Injury
  • Doesn’t fit anymore

Although knee and hip replacements are successful in treating the effects of knee and hip arthritis, artificial joints don’t last forever. An artificial hip typically lasts 10-15 years. An artificial knee typically lasts 20 years. When an artificial joint needs to be replaced, you can experience symptoms like:

  • Pain
  • Decreased mobility
  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Limited joint function

Dr. Crutcher understands that every patient is unique. The way a person’s body accepts a joint replacement surgery differs.

What are the risks and benefits of revision hip and knee replacement surgery?

It’s important to understand that the benefits of revision hip and knee replacement surgeries are dependent on your ability to follow a detailed rehabilitation plan. The benefits of hip and knee revision surgery include:

  • Relief from joint pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased joint strength
  • Improved physical appearance
  • Improved quality of life
  • Ability to participate in activities that you enjoy

Although there are many benefits, unforeseen circumstances and risks of surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Injury to nearby nerves and blood vessels
  • Complications related to general anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Respiratory or cardiac malfunction
  • Instability of joints
  • Potential for further surgery
  • Continued joint pain

Dr. Crutcher informs all of his patients about the risks and benefits of revision knee and hip replacement surgery prior to operating.

How long does it take to recover from revision hip and knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Crutcher provides all of his patients with a personalized recovery plan after revision hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Daily physical therapy is recommended immediately after the surgery. Dr. Crutcher monitors your recovery with frequent after-surgery check-ins. These examinations include X-rays and other procedures that assist Dr. Crutcher in accurately viewing your progress. Patients typically make a full recovery after six months.

To schedule a revision hip or knee replacement surgery consultation with Dr. Crutcher, call or use the online booking tool today.