A revision total hip replacement is an operation to take out your old hip replacement and put in a new one
A hip replacement can fail for the following reasons
wearing out of the artificial ball-and-socket joint
infection in your hip replacement
dislocation (coming out of joint)
fracture (break) of the femur around your hip replacement
Your surgeon will make a cut on the side of your hip. They will remove your hip replacement and any cement.
Your surgeon will put in a new hip replacement, which is often larger than your old one. Your hip replacement is fixed into the bone using acrylic cement or special coatings on your hip replacement that bond directly to the bone
Are there complications?
Any surgery can have complications – some general complications that may occur are:
Your surgeon will discuss all the expected outcomes and relevant risks prior to organising any surgery to make sure you are informed before you proceed.