Dr. Barry Waldman M.D., FAAOS Johns Hopkins Medical School Sinai Hospital 410.377.8900
More About Joint Replacement
Thank you for restoring my "quality of life." My hip feels as good as the other one, I was born with and that's because I had a good surgeon.
Revision Total Knee Replacement
Sometimes total joint replacements fail due to a variety of reasons. Wearing out of the bearing surface, loosening from the bone and infections are the most common reasons. Luckily, only about 7% of all total joint replacements ever need a second operation.
Nevertheless, revision surgery requires special expertise and techniques. Dr. Waldman has performed hundreds of revision operations for both failed hip and knee replacements. We always advocate a conservative approach, preserving any parts that are not damaged and can be retained. By having access to an extensive inventory of products, we can often repair prosthesies that are even decades old.
When parts are loose or need to be removed, the Rubin Institute has access to the most advanced instruments to remove the old parts and preserve bone and muscle that is needed for a full recovery. Synthetic bone graft is available to replace areas of bone that have been damaged to recreate much of the original anatomy.