Joint replacement and reconstruction procedures are frequently associated with joints that have been severely damaged due to athletic-related injuries or age-related wear and tear. However, infections, tumors and deformities in the bones and joints also may mean total joint replacement is the best course of treatment.
These surgical cases are often more complicated due to the underlying cause, which may have led to bone or soft tissue loss or other structural deficits in the joint that needs to be replaced.
The Baylor Dallas Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program specializes in managing these complicated cases. The program’s multidisciplinary team of specialists understands the disease processes involved in these cases and the techniques necessary to replace or reconstruct diseased joints and prevent future damage or infection. We also have a high success rate when it comes to limb salvage.
In addition, the program focuses on correcting failed total joint replacements of the hips, knees and elbows. Patients who are still in pain after joint replacement or who experience loosening, fracturing, infections and bony structural defects from debris from components of the joint or cancer may want to consider joint revision.