The need for orthopaedic revision surgery is fortunately very rare. However despite previous surgery a patient may continue to have problems or get a recurrence of symptoms.
Often the issues are complex, and multifactorial. Contrary to what most people think it is very rarely due to a previous “bad” operation. While it might be a complication of previous surgery it is more often due to an entirely new problem. It should be noted that all surgeons have complications and no operation exists that has a 100% success rate.
Orthopaedic revision surgery is a complex area but The London Foot & Ankle Clinic examines and treats each patient on an individual basis. This ensures that we can understand what is causing the problem and how to best address it.
As we elluded above, there are many reasons why someone may require revision surgery after their orthopaedic surgery.
To give you a clearer idea on when it would be a suitable route to consider, we have compiled a list of possible circumstances:
Examples of patients requiring orthopaedic revision surgery.
A – radiograph of a foot with a failed 1st MTP joint fusion B – patient had successful revision 1st MTP joint fusion at the London Foot and Ankle Clinic
Clinical picture of a foot after a bunion operation with prominent screw that was causing pain. The screw was removed through a small stab incision and the patient had an excellent outcome.
Radiograph of an ankle demonstrating a loose screw. This patient was treated in another hospital for a severe ankle fracture. Revision surgery involved not just removal of metalwork but an ankle fusion as well.
Orthopaedic Outpatient Department
30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU
tel: +44 (0) 203 7956053
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Queen Alexandra Road
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