We have implemented safety measures to protect the health of our patients and staff, while enabling us to continue to provide safe, high-quality orthopedic care.
To learn more about our response to COVID-19 and schedule an appointment, click here.

Hip + Knee Revisions

As an expert in the field, many surgeons and specialists have put their trust in Dr. Nam, as have many patients seeking his expertise. This is especially true when it comes to the complexities of revision surgeries. Dr. Nam performs over 1,000 hip and knee replacements annually including some of Rush University Medical Center’s most difficult revision cases. His minimally invasive techniques reduce pain during recovery and have patients walking the same day.

Knee Replacement Revisions

A knee replacement is generally an effective solution for improving lifestyle overall — relieving chronic pain while restoring mobility and activity. But for several reasons, a knee replacement can fail, resulting in the need for what is known as knee revision surgery to alleviate further discomfort, instability, and pain. Dr. Nam and team specialize in targeted knee revision surgery to get you back to doing what you love again.

Your knee revision will require the removal of some or all of your original knee prosthesis. Dr. Nam will then replace them with new components. Revision surgeries are often more specialized and complex and require a surgeon with this specific expertise. Many clients are referred to our practice with complications that Dr. Nam has successfully helped them overcome.

Hip Replacement Revisions

Unlike a primary hip replacement for first-time patients, a hip revision replaces an old prosthesis with a new one. This may occur when the prosthesis has worn out and pain has returned or complications occur with the original replacement. It can also occur due to unforeseen challenges such as infection.

Hip replacement revisions are often more complex than traditional replacements and require a surgeon with this specific expertise. Internationally-renowned Dr. Denis Nam specializes in complex revision cases including infection, dislocation of the joint, fractures, or osteolysis. Many clients are referred to our practice with complications that Dr. Nam has successfully helped them overcome.

When to Consider a Revision Replacement

A revision replacement could help alleviate pain or poor function from the following conditions1
  • Failed hip or knee replacement
  • Implant material or metal ion allergy
  • Fracture of bones surrounding the implant
  • Infection or pain
  • Implant wear or loosening
  • Recurring dislocation
  • Worn-out implants

Our team treats each revision case individually to ensure the best possible outcome. After evaluating your situation, Dr. Nam will determine if a revision replacement is the best course of action. In some cases, he may recommend another alternative.

Think a revision replacement could be right for you?

A Patient-Centric Approach

From setting up any necessary appointments to one-on-one patient education, our team of experts is by your side from day one. You’ll stay informed and encouraged with optional text messages, and have access to your care team anytime.

Patient Resources

Undergoing a hip or knee revision surgery can be overwhelming at times, but we’re here to help with insights and guidelines to address your care at every stage.

Patient Success Stories

When Ron Bachman decided it was finally time to undergo a total knee replacement, he had no idea that Dr. Denis Nam of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush would ultimately save his whole leg after an unsuccessful procedure by a local surgeon.

Take the First Step

Contact Us

Have a question about joint revisions for Dr. Nam? Let us know how we can help. Submit your inquiry and our responsive team will share relevant insights and answers.

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Priya Patel

Registered nurse
Priya Patel is a nurse clinician for Dr. Nam. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for her undergraduate education, and then completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Marquette University. She takes part in all aspects of the patient journey, from preoperative to postoperative care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, and exploring the city of Chicago!

Tara Duffy

Physician Assistant
Tara joined Dr. Nam’s practice in August 2023 and is excited to join a team focused on excellence in patient care. Tara completed her bachelor and graduate studies at Marquette University. As a PA, Tara treats patients in the clinic as well as assists Dr. Nam in surgery. She most enjoys caring for patients every step of the way during the surgical process.