Primary and Revision Hip / Knee Arthroplasty
Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Overview
How is primary & revision hip & knee arthroplasty performed?
During a primary total joint arthroplasty, a CONA total joint replacement specialist:
- Removes arthritic bone and cartilage
- Bonds plastic, metal and ceramic components to the bone to form a new joint
During a revision total joint arthroplasty, a CONA total joint replacement specialist:
- Removes primary joint arthroplasty components
- Bonds revision components to the bone to create a new joint
What conditions does primary & revision hip & knee arthroplasty treat?
Primary total joint arthroplasty treats severe arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Revision total joint arthroplasty treats:
- Loose implants
- Worn implants
- Stiffness after primary total knee arthroplasty
In rare cases, revision total joint arthroplasty is used to treat infected implants.