• Knee
    Arthroscopy
  • ACL
    Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction with
    Allografts and LARS Ligaments
  • Acute
    Knee Injury Clinic
  • Partial
    Knee Replacement
  • Knee
    Replacement
  • Hip Replacement &
    Resurfacing
  • Skiing and
    Snowsports
  • Revision Knee
    Replacement
  • Revision Hip
    Replacement
  • Anterior Minimally
    Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Computer
    Assisted Surgery

Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

If an artificial hip wears out, it can be replaced.

This operation varies from very minor adjustments to complete removal and replacement of the worn out implants.

Reasons for Revision Hip Surgery

Common causes for Hip Revision Surgery are

Wear – this can be caused by the plastic (polyethylene) wearing and is one of the simplest revisions where only the plastic insert is changed

Dislocation – can lead to the need for revision of the implants

Loosening – implants can loosen from their attachment to the bone.

Infection – usually presents as pain but may present as an acute fever or a general feeling of unwellness.

Bone Loss – Osteolysis can occur due to wear particles being released into the hip joint that result in bone resorption. This may lead to loosening of the implant from its bony attachment,

Hardware Pain – This can be caused by cables or wires causing irritation of the overlying soft tissues.

  • St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeond of Edinburgh
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Sydney University Football Club
  • Bulldogs
  • Cronulla Sharks
  • Moximed