Explore Hip Revision Surgery

If your previous hip implant begins to wear out or becomes loose over time, your surgeon might recommend hip revision surgery to restablize your hip and prevent pain.

Learn more about hip revision surgeryhere.

Are You Eligible?

Patients usually undergo hip revision surgery if:

  • An exisiting implant becomes loose, deteriorates from wear and tear, breaks or becomes dislocated
  • The bone breaks around an existing artificial hip
  • They experience complications

What Do You Need to Know About Revision Hip Replacements

Hip revision is a complex surgery that requires careful consideration and planning. If you have a hip replacement and think you may need revision surgery, discuss your options with your orthopedic surgeon. It's also possible that X-ray studies might indicate a need for surgery, even if you have no symptoms.

Keep in mind that the surgical outcome for hip revision might not be as good as the initial hip replacement because of several factors:

  • Quality of the underlying bone that has already undergone surgery
  • Ability of the surgeon to adquately secure the repalcement hip into existing bone
  • Necessity for more extensive surgery than the initial hip replacement

Careful planning by your orthopedic surgeon is needed to ensure he or she will be able to construct a hip that will allow you to recover adequately. You and your surgeon will decide whent he time is right for hip revision surgery.