Hip Revision Surgery:
Hip Revision Surgery is undertaken when the Primary Hip Replacement has failed.
Symptoms of Failed Hip Replacements:
- Worsening hip pain
- Persistent and worsening limp
- Joint stiffness
- Hip fracture around the prosthesis.
Hip Revision Surgery is specific to each patient and will address the cause of the failed Primary Hip Replacement.
The surgery may only need to be a simple replacement of the bearings or may require highly complex reconstructions.
Hip Prosthesis Infection:
- Hip prosthesis infection is very difficult to eradicate, and usually requires a 2-stage procedure.separate
- The infected prosthesis needs to be removed and the hip joint meticulously cleaned.
- A temporary hip spacer is then inserted into this area until the infection is cleared.
- A Lautenbach irrigation system is inserted to assist in clearing the infection.
- Only once the infection is cleared completely, will the final prosthesis be inserted.