Hip Revision Arthroplasty

Why consider a hip revision?

The majority of elderly patients who receive a hip replacement retain the prosthesis for 15 to 20 years, sometimes for life. However, some patients may need one or more revisions of a hip replacement particularly if the initial hip replacement surgery is performed at a young age and the patient chooses to have a very active physical lifestyle.

Reasons for hip revision surgery

Revision hip replacement is a relatively infrequent operation. In the United States there are approximately 18 revision hip replacements performed for every 100 hip replacements. The most frequent reasons for revision are:

  • Repetitive dislocation and instability
  • Mechanical failure (implant wear and tear, loosening, breakage)
  • Plastic (polyethylene wear)
  • Infection
  • Osteolysis (bone loss) 

A hip revision can involve part or all of your previous hip replacment needing to be revised and thus the operation varies from minor adjustments to a more significant operation. The surgery can vary from a simple liner exchange to changing one or all of the components of the previous hip replacment. Extra bone (cadavar bone) may be needed to compensate for any bone loss.

Please find below information on hip revision surgery, what to expect prior to and during surgery as well as post hip revision recovery information. 

For more information or to book a consultation to assess whether hip revision surgery is right for you please contact A/Prof Al Muderis' office on 1800 907 905 or +61 2 8882 9011 or book an appointment online.

 

 

Resources below are provided for your information and education using text pictures video

Information

Information

Pre Surgery

Pre Surgery

Surgery

Surgery

Post Surgery

Post Surgery

Xrays

Xrays

Surgical Notes

Surgical Notes

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