After having a total joint replacement it is important that you follow up with your orthopedic surgeon in the weeks afterwards and also yearly visits. There are a low percentage of joint replacements that fail and require a second procedure, known as a revision. The implant may fail due to loosening, infection, dislocation or patient related factors. As a patient with a joint replacement, making yearly appointments will allow your doctor to monitor your progress and if a problem does start to occur, it can be caught in the beginning stages.
When a joint revision surgery is needed
Revision Total Knee Replacement
Revision Total Hip Replacement