What is Hip Revision Surgery ?
Hip revision surgery is a form of surgery which is done when hip replacement fails over time. It is a second operation done to remove some or all the parts of the original prosthesis and replace them with the new ones. In this procedure, regional anesthesia will be given to you. During the surgery, the diseased portions of the hip are cut away. The doctor will prepare the bone surfaces in the pelvis and the femur for the revision implants. The doctor will then insert the specialized revision implants. In most of the cases, multiple screws are used to hold the new cup in place until bone grows in.
You will be admitted to the hospital and you shall undergo medical investigations required prior to surgery. Investigation reports are evaluated and you are explained about the procedure. Pre-anesthetic check-up (PAC) is conducted and your consent for the procedure is taken.
You would be moved to OT. You would undergo spinal anesthesia and surgery will then be performed. After the surgery, you will be shifted to the normal hospital room. Pain medications would be started. You may have an X-Ray of the operated joint.
You will get out of bed with walker or cane and perform post-operative exercises. You will be discharged with follow up instructions on medications and physiotherapy.
You would wear a Hip immobilizer and undergo cold therapy unit on the Hip. Our rehabilitation team would help you in getting mobilized.
Follow up is necessary to see how well you are recovering. The doctor will analyze whether you have got the strength back or not. You should let your doctor know if you are feeling uncomfortable or are suffering from any other complications.