Revision Hip Replacement TreatmentMany hip replacement issues can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today
Revision Hip Replacement in Wayne, NJ
Hip replacement surgery can resolve damage caused by many joint problems. Over time, however, the prosthetic used in your initial surgery can fail for a variety of reasons. When it does, the mobility improvements and pain reduction achieved by the first surgery are often lost. With offices in Wayne, NJ, High Mountain Orthopedics repairs this damage with a second surgery that installs a new prosthetic and returns function.
Why Revision Hip Replacement Is Needed
Many patients undergo hip replacement surgery to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, labral tears, severe fractures, and more. During these procedures, surgeons install high-quality prosthetics designed to stand the test of time. Even so, the average lifespan of an artificial joint is approximately 10 to 15 years. This period may be shortened by external factors as well, including:
- Extended wear and tear
- Bone loss due to progressive conditions
- Damage after a fall or other injury
- Weakness caused by infection
If your prosthetic no longer fits securely or works as it should, High Mountain Orthopedics can resolve the issue through a revision hip replacement. This procedure involves accessing the prosthetic, replacing any damaged components, and performing a full replacement if needed. After completion, you should enjoy the same restoration of mobility provided by an initial hip replacement.
When to Seek Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
If you notice new pain in your hip, difficulty with walking, climbing stairs, or other day-to-day functions, or other concerning symptoms after a hip replacement procedure, consult with an orthopedist immediately. An experienced doctor can identify problems with an existing prosthetic and help determine the best course of action for your needs. In general, signs you may require a revision hip replacement surgery include:
- Your last procedure was more than 10 to 15 years ago.
- Your hip replacement regularly dislocates or moves out of the joint.
- You’ve lost function in the previously repaired joint.
- You experience pain or swelling in the area surrounding the hip replacement.
- Your hip replacement or nearby tissue has become infected.
If these statements describe your situation, contact an orthopedic specialist like those at High Mountain Orthopedics. We can evaluate your condition and advise you on the best next steps to take.
Our Surgical Process
Your orthopedic surgeon will provide detailed instructions before performing a revision hip replacement. In general, avoid alcohol and tobacco leading up to your procedure and discontinue any medications as required by your physician. On the day of your surgery, you can expect the following:
- Local or generalized anesthesia is used to avoid pain during the procedure.
- A small incision is made.
- Damaged parts of the existing prosthetic, or the whole prosthetic if needed, will be removed.
- Any scar tissue will also be removed and antibiotics are applied to prevent infection.
- The surgeon replaces the artificial joint, making sure it is firmly attached to the bone.
Afterward, you can expect a hospital stay of one to four days, during which you’ll begin moving your hip again. After discharge, a mobility aid and physical therapy will promote successful recovery.
Learn More about Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
If your hip replacement prosthetic no longer functions as it should, contact High Mountain Orthopedics. Our highly trained surgeons will examine your existing prosthetic, learn more about your medical history, and schedule surgery if needed. Thanks to convenient offices in Wayne, NJ, area, residents can access state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments to provide relief and improve mobility.
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