Revision Hip Replacement

Revision Hip Replacement

Dr Yuvraj Kumar is a well-known Orthopedic & Hip Replacement Surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR with years of experience in hip replacement surgeries. He has successfully done hundreds of Revision hip replacements with a great success rate. You can consult him for revision hip replacement surgery and improve quality of life and enhance mobility greatly.

Hip replacements are easily among the most common type of surgeries performed by orthopedic surgeons. The procedure may be complex but it delivers excellent results in the vast majority of cases. The only problem though is, the replacements wear out over time. This is why patients need a revision hip replacement surgery to replace the worn-out implant.

Further, hip replacements don’t wear out that quickly as they will continue to function well up to 25-30 years after surgery. But yes, a revision hip replacement becomes necessary among those patients whose prosthesis wears out gradually. The surgery may also be done to correct hip replacement dislocation, hip replacement infection, or fractures of the bone around the replaced hip.

When a hip replacement fails, the doctor may recommend a second operation to replace the original prosthesis (either some or all of the parts) with new ones. Naturally, revision hip replacement will be a more complex procedure but as the primary surgery, will help relieve pain and enhance function and quality of life.

Causes and symptoms

A revision hip replacement surgery is needed in cases where the replacements have worn out for many reasons. Aseptic loosening is the most common cause why a hip replacement wears out as this condition happens when the hip implants turn loose within the bone.

When someone has a loose hip implant, he/she may experience a lot of pain and that’s why a second surgery is essential. More so, a hip replacement may also wear out due to infection, breakage of the prosthesis, and breaking of the bone around the hip.  

Similarly, patients also need to know that revision hip replacements are more complicated in nature and may require extensive surgery in some cases. Longer surgery means more blood loss and other complications and that’s why the decision to have the revision must involve the consultation of a top orthopedic surgeon.

Treatment

Before the surgery, you will be administered with anaesthesia to keep you relaxed during the procedure. Being a complex procedure, the surgery may take several hours in most cases. The Revision Hip Replacement surgeon in Faridabad doctor will start the surgery by following the incision made in the primary surgery.

The doctor will expose the hip joint, examine the soft tissues and then evaluate all parts of the prosthesis to check the ones that have worn or become loose. The original implant will be removed and the bone surfaces in the femur and pelvis will be prepared for the revision implant.

In the end, the specialized revision implants will be inserted and then the Revision Hip Replacement surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR will check or test the motion of the joint to know the function. After surgery, it will take several days to recover.