Revision Hip Replacement
What is a Revision Hip Replacement?
If problems occur, your South Coast Orthopaedics surgeon may recommend that you have a second operation to remove and replace some or all of the original prothesis. This procedure is called a Revision Hip Replacement.
What happens during a Revision Hip Replacement?
In most Revision Hip Replacements, our specialist hip revision surgeon will use special implants to compensate for any areas of bone or soft tissue damage that may be present.
What are the benefits of Revision Hip Replacement?
Some patients find that they can eventually return to normal activities. It is important to remember that the success of the procedure also depends on your commitment to completing a rehabilitation program after surgery.
How long will I be in hospital?
What is the recovery time?
Most patients who undergo Hip Revision Surgery can resume fairly normal activities after 6 weeks. After approximately 6 months, most patients can walk without pain or a limp.