INTRODUCTION

Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty is a complex procedure performed in individuals who already have undergone hip replacement surgery but suffered certain complications that led to failure of the previous surgery. Total Hip Replacement is recommended in certain disease conditions of hip joint and hip arthritis is one of those common conditions. Total Hip Replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities. Some replacement will last longer, while other hip replacement implants can fail due to various reasons and may need to be replaced. When implant failure occurs another surgery may be needed to replace the failed implant, known as Revision Hip Replacement surgery.

INDICATIONS

Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty is recommended in patients with the following:

  • Increasing pain in the affected hip is one of the first indications that revision surgery is necessary.
  • Plastic (polyethylene) wear in which the plastic implant is changed.
  • Dislocation of previous implants.
  • Loosening of the hip joint prostheses.
  • Infection of the hip replacement.
  • Weakening of bone around the hip replacement (Osteolysis).