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Our specialty-trained doctors at Flagstaff Bone & Joint are recognized leaders in joint revision.

Joint revision surgeries may be necessary for younger individuals who demand a lot from their joints or for patients with older implants that may have worn down significantly over time through mechanics or by friction. If the implant used in your joint replacement loosens, wears, or becomes infected, the affected joint may become swollen and painful. When this occurs, a joint revision procedure may be recommended to remove the old implant and replace it with new components.

It may be time to consult with a joint revision surgeon if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Instability

Joint revision surgery is a complex procedure that requires an experienced and skilled surgeon, extensive preparation, and the use of special implants and tools. Our joint revision surgeons at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have undergone additional advanced training to perform joint revision replacement surgeries and will work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your individual needs.

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in your joints can make simple, everyday tasks difficult. If you are suffering from severe joint pain from a previous joint replacement procedure, consult with a joint doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint by calling (928) 773-2280 for an appointment.

Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.

Movement

Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.

Use

Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

Posture

The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.

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Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or workbench.

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Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.