Total hip replacement is a highly successful procedure, but over time, these replacements can fail for many reasons. Highly skilled orthopedic surgeon Pavel Muradov, MD, performs complex revision hip replacement procedures at Integrity Orthopedics in Katy, Texas. For leading care and expertise in revision hip replacement, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Total hip replacement is one of the most reliable procedures in orthopedic surgery. Most of the time, a hip replacement enables you to live a more active life free from hip pain. However, hip replacements can fail for a variety of reasons, including fractures, dislocations, and loosening.
When this happens, you may need a second operation, called a revision procedure, to remove some or all of the original implant and replace it with new components.
A revision hip replacement is a longer, more complex procedure than an initial hip replacement. At Integrity Orthopedics, Dr. Muradov has specialized training in hip and knee revision surgery and uses the highest-quality prosthetic joint components in his procedures.
There are many reasons you may need a revision hip replacement, including:
Wear and tear over time and repetitive stress from high-impact activities can cause a hip replacement to loosen and cause pain. Loosening can affect the ball-shaped implant on the femoral head or the cup-shaped acetabular prosthesis.
As with any type of surgery, total hip replacement carries an infection risk. Infection can occur while you’re recovering in the hospital, after you go home, or even years following your surgery.
A dislocation is when the ball of your artificial hip moves out of its normal position in the socket. If you experience repeated hip dislocations, revision surgery can help better align the joint and prevent it from moving out of place.
A hip fracture can result from a fall. If your bone breaks near the hip implant, you may need revision surgery. Sometimes, the implant itself can break.
Because revision surgery is more complex than a primary total hip replacement, the procedure and recovery time are significantly longer. Dr. Muradov performs revision hip surgery in the hospital while you’re under general or regional anesthesia.
During the procedure, Dr. Muradov carefully removes some or all of the original implant, preserving as much bone as possible. If your implant was cemented to the bone, he removes the cement as well.
Then, he replaces the failed implant with specialized revision parts. He may apply metal augments or bone grafts to compensate for the lost bone.
You’ll probably stay in the hospital for several days after surgery. Dr. Muradov provides you with specific instructions for pain management, physical therapy, and infection prevention.
For advanced care in revision hip replacement, call Integrity Orthopedics, or book an appointment online today.