Hip revision surgery involves removing and replacing a worn, loosened or misaligned implant to relieve pain and improve the function of the implanted hip system. Revision surgery is based on several issues, the implant may have become loose, worn or infected. As the replacement fails you may experience a limp, stiffness and pain, or instability. With regular x-rays your provider can see the change in the position or condition of the implants.
Revision hip replacement is a longer, more complex procedure. Surgery requires removal of the previous prosthesis, the cement, the surrounding tissue and the dead bone before a new prosthesis can be inserted. Every hip revision surgery is unique, the details of surgery vary from patient to patient and depend upon the type of prosthesis failure.
Most Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster patients who have hip revision surgery have little or no pain, improved function, and a better quality of life. After recovery, most patients who have hip revision surgery are satisfied with their improved function as well as relieve pain free.
- Failed Hip Replacement from loosening or infection
- Recurrent Hip Dislocation
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