Hip Revision surgery is performed to remove a previously implanted artificial hip joint and replace it with a new prosthesis.
Reasons for Revision
Hip revision surgeries are often needed due to loosening or damage to the previously implanted artificial joint. Damage to a hip prosthesis can be caused by infection or everyday wear on the joint. Loosening can occur due to wear on a prosthesis containing polyethylene, which forms debris particles that irritate the soft tissue. This irritation causes an inflammatory response, called osteolysis, and the bone around the prosthesis begins to dissolve, loosening the prosthesis.
OrthoNeuro Physicians that Perform this Procedure: