Revision Hip Replacement in NYC

What is revision hip replacement?

If you’ve had a hip replacement, you may notice in later years that the initial implant is causing you pain or no longer functioning quite the same. Revision hip replacement is a procedure that can help correct a failing hip replacement by replacing all components of the initial hip replacement with new ones.

When is a revision hip replacement needed?

Over time, a hip replacement implant may experience natural wear and tear or cause certain complications. Parts of the prosthetic may fail, cause pain, or lead to other symptoms or complications. A hip replacement may require a revision surgery if the initial hip replacement:

  • Causes pain
  • No longer functions appropriately
  • Has loose, worn out, or broken parts
  • Impacts your daily routines and activities
  • Causes an infection
  • Frequently becomes dislocated
  • Has a fractured bone around the prosthetics

Speak with your doctor to find out more about when a revision hip replacement is needed and if a revision hip replacement may be right for you.

What does revision hip replacement involve?

A revision hip replacement involves replacing some or all of the prosthetic device from your initial hip replacement procedure with a new one.

If the revision is done for an infection, the surgery can take place in two stages or in one single operation. The two-stage procedure begins with your doctor removing the initial hip replacement and cleaning the bone. Your doctor will then implant a temporary spacer device for mobility and administer antibiotics. After six to eight weeks, you will return for the surgical placement of the new hip implant. For the single procedure, everything that happens in the two-stage procedure — removal of the initial implant, cleaning the bone, and installment of the new hip implant — will take place in one operation. Recovery time after a revision hip replacement will vary from patient to patient, however, most patients are able to walk within 10 to 12 weeks and make a full recovery within three to six months.

What are the benefits of a revision hip replacement?

A revision hip replacement is beneficial because it can help restore a hip replacement that is failing, causing pain, negative reactions, or other serious issues. A revision hip replacement can help:

  • Alleviate pain caused by a failing hip replacement
  • Reestablish the functionality of your hip replacement
  • Restore mobility and range of motion
  • Improve your quality of life

If your hip replacement is causing you pain and you are interested in a revision hip replacement, a consultation with an experienced orthopaedic specialist may be the first step towards helping you regain mobility, return to your normal daily activities, and get back in the game. Here, at our practice, Dr. David Mayman provides personalized treatment solutions paired with cutting-edge technology to deliver total patient care and optimal results. Call 212.774.2024 to schedule an appointment.