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Total Hip Revision Surgery

What is revision hip replacement?

The hip joint is often replaced with implants made from plastic, ceramics, and metal. While this surgery is widely successful, problems may occasionally develop over time requiring a revision total hip replacement.

Often, only some components of the prosthetic hip need to be revised. But, in other cases, the whole prosthetic may need to be replaced. If the bone around the hip is damaged, augments or implants may be used to provide structural support. In the event an infection is identified, a staged hip revision will be performed. Schedule an appointment to meet with some of the best doctors for hip revision surgery in Scottsdale.

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The hip revision specialists at The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale will put you through a physical examination to test your hip’s strength and mobility. They will use diagnostic tests such as MRIs or X-rays to get a better view of the extent of the damage. From there, they will recommend the best course of action to get you back on the move. Blood tests may also be ordered if there is reason to believe there is an infection in your hip.

Stages of Hip


One Stage Revision

Most revision hip surgeries can be accomplished with a
single procedure. Even though these procedures are
generally more complex than primary hip replacement,
patients can often still return home the same day as the
procedure. Your specific needs will be determined at
the time of your consultation.


Two Stage Revision

In cases of infection, the surgery will likely be performed in 2
stages. During the first stage the implant is removed and
replaced with an antibiotic spacer to help fight infection
over the course of several weeks while you are also treated
with intravenous antibiotics. During the second stage of this
procedure, once the infection has been cleared, the spacer
is removed and a new prosthetic is inserted.

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A revision hip replacement is often more complex and might take longer than the initial replacement. To begin, we follow the original line of incision to expose your hip joint. We then examine the soft tissues and look for signs of infection. The components of the hip will be assessed closely to determine which parts need to be revised.

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