Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
If an artificial hip wears out, it can be replaced.
This operation varies from very minor adjustments to complete removal and replacement of the worn out implants.
Reasons for Revision Hip Surgery
Common causes for Hip Revision Surgery are
Wear – this can be caused by the plastic (polyethylene) wearing and is one of the simplest revisions where only the plastic insert is changed
Dislocation – can lead to the need for revision of the implants
Loosening – implants can loosen from their attachment to the bone.
Infection – usually presents as pain but may present as an acute fever or a general feeling of unwellness.
Bone Loss – Osteolysis can occur due to wear particles being released into the hip joint that result in bone resorption. This may lead to loosening of the implant from its bony attachment,
Hardware Pain – This can be caused by cables or wires causing irritation of the overlying soft tissues.