Complex Joint Replacement
Most joint replacement procedures are straightforward. The bones and joints are in a natural state and there isn’t any complication within those joints. This makes such joint replacement surgeries fairly easy for experienced doctors, however, sometimes the patient might have already gone through a joint replacement surgery and hence, already has an implant which may need repair, revision or replacement. Some patients may have unusual shape or size which requires extensive workaround compared to other patients. Maybe a bone was removed due to an earlier issue. Sometimes knee and hip implants fail and start to “loose” which requires a complex joint surgery to fix. But the worst condition of them all is if a joint implant develops an infection. Such situations require doctors to be better abled in terms of expertise and have better tools and implants that have longer stems and better fixation, so that they can overcome the obstacles. Surgeries to overcome such complications can be called Complex Joint Replacement Surgeries.