What is Revision Hip Surgery?
Hip replacement surgeries involve removing damaged bone and cartilage before placing an artificial hip joint, or prosthesis, in its place. While these surgeries are remarkably effective, daily strain or infection can cause the new and improved hip joint to become degenerated over time. During a revision hip surgery, the orthopedic surgeon repairs the artificial hip joint in order to again restore function and reduce joint-related pains.
Generally, hip joint prosthetics last unaided for 10 – 15 years, depending on the mobility and physical state of the patient. If hip revision surgery is recommended, it is usually because gradual wear and tear has reduced the usefulness of the artificial joint. In some cases, revision surgery may be necessary to combat an infection in surrounding tissues.
Patients who undergo revision hip surgery typically experience relief from pain after their procedure, as well as improved strength and range of motion. Some patients may also find it easier to walk than they did before surgery.
Our Treatment Approach
Because each patient’s body responds differently to hip surgery, the orthopedic specialists at OrthoCARE Institute are committed to providing innovative, patient-centric care. During your initial consultation, one of our experts will carefully examine the severity of your hip condition, including its underlying cause. Depending on your physical state and personal preferences, we will then create a customized treatment plan designed for your unique situation.
Typically, we recommend surgical intervention only when all conservative treatment options prove insufficient. If you become a candidate for hip revision surgery, your doctor may ask you to undergo certain diagnostic or imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to ensure that this procedure is the best fit for you. Patients who undergo hip revision surgery must be dedicated to post-procedure rehabilitation and modifications for optimal healing and relief.
Many men and women obtain relief from joint-related hip pain through hip revision surgery. If you believe your prosthesis has been compromised, it is in your best interest to visit an orthopedic expert as quickly as possible.
If you have comments, questions or concerns do not hesitate to call the OrthoCARE team at 972-573-7801 or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. We are dedicated to helping you find a safe and effective solution to your hip pain!