Hip Revision Surgery
Hip Revision Experts in Wisconsin
Hip revision is the process of surgically replacing an artificial hip joint that has failed.
Hip revision surgery is not uncommon. More than 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States, and the prosthetic devices used in those procedures do not last forever. After 10–20 years, infection or even normal wear and tear can damage the artificial joint, requiring a hip revision in patients who want to maintain an active lifestyle.
The most common reasons that a hip revision needs to be done are:
- Mechanical loosening
- Infection in the joint
- Fracture of the bone around the joint
- Instability of the implant
- Wear of one or more parts of the implant
- Breakage of the implant
In most cases, warning signs like increased pain and loss of mobility are early indications that hip revision surgery is necessary. Fortunately, many patients have less pain and better mobility after hip revision surgery.
Prior to hip surgery, you’ll attend the Aurora Joint Academy, where you’ll learn what to expect and can ask questions of our orthopedic surgeons who are trained to perform this intricate hip revision surgery.
After total hip revision surgery, our physicians and therapists will work closely with you to develop an individualized plan for your rehabilitation to help you restore function, reduce pain and get back to daily activities. Learn about Aurora's orthopedic rehabilitation.