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Mr Lee Jeys
MB ChB, MSc (Ortho. Engin), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Hip, Knee and Oncology Surgery
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Most knee replacements should last for at least 10 years.

As people live longer and stay healthier longer nowadays, some knee replacements will start to fail.

This can cause decreased function, pain, bone loss with a risk of fracture, and dislocation or bearing surface.

Revising the joint replacement can restore the function and reduce the pain of a worn out joint.

Revising worn out knee replacements has become a specialist field and results are better when a surgeon is frequently revising hip or knee replacements.

Specialist skills and technology are often required to deal with the difficulties revising a joint replacement.

Mr Jeys spends approximately 20% of his arthroplasty practice revising joint replacements, and lectures around the world on dealing with difficult revision cases.

Surgeons from around the Midlands and Wales have referred cases to Mr Jeys for revision.

Mr Jeys specialises in very difficult revision operations where patients have often been told that further surgery is not possible or dealing with infected joint replacements (SEE Limb Salvage Section)
An example of a 70 year lady with a painful infected knee replacement. The pre-operative x-ray shows signs of loosening which is confirmed by the bone scan. Because of the infection the revision is done is
2 stages a few weeks apart to increased the chance of curing the infection.
The new knee replacement has excellent function and is free of infection.
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