Revision Hip Replacement Surgery in New Haven
What is revision hip replacement?
Revision hip replacement surgery is a procedure that may be recommended when a previous total hip replacement surgery fails. In many cases, hip arthroplasty is successful and can help patients regain mobility and improve their quality of life. However, a primary hip replacement can fail for various reasons, whether it’s soon after surgery or many years later. When complications or deterioration occur, a revision joint replacement specialist may recommend a second surgery to correct the failed replacement and restore function to the joint.
What are the possible complications after hip replacement surgery?
Complications that may occur after total hip arthroplasty include the following:
- Nerve damage
- Blood clotting
- Inability to heal properly
- Ongoing pain in hip
- Little or no improvement in range of motion
- Repeated hip dislocation
Why is revision hip replacement performed?
Revision hip replacement surgery can remedy numerous dysfunctions of the hip that may arise after total hip arthroplasty. The most common reasons a patient is recommended to undergo revision hip surgery include the following:
- Falling down and damaging the hip implant is a common reason why revision hip replacement surgery may need to be performed in order to repair the implant.
- Loosening of the hip implant, also known as mechanical failure of the hip, can cause chronic hip pain and prevent full range of motion needed for daily activities. This complication typically arises many years after primary hip replacement surgery.
- Infection in the hip can sometimes require a revision surgery to eliminate the infection in the joint.
- Hip dislocation, which sometimes occurs multiple times, can be revised with surgery to prevent future problems.
What does revision hip replacement involve?
Before revision hip replacement with Dr. Rubin, you will undergo testing to help determine the precise position of your implanted hip, as well as to discover any bone loss or other damage to the joint. In some cases, blood tests may be done to determine whether an infection is present.
After testing is complete and you are recommended for revision surgery, you will undergo surgery to repair or replace the damaged joint. Dr. Rubin uses the latest techniques backed by current research to perform revision surgery, which can help speed up your recovery time.
What are the advantages of undergoing revision hip replacement surgery with Dr. Rubin?
The benefits of a successful revision hip replacement surgery with Dr. Rubin include the following:
- Improved hip function
- Ability to perform daily tasks, like walking and climbing stairs
- Lowered or eliminated hip pain
If you’re suffering from symptoms suggestive of a hip replacement failure, you may be a good candidate for revision hip replacement surgery. The first step to feeling better is scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Lee Rubin, an expert in joint replacement revision surgery. To request an appointment, call (203) 785-2579 or fill out the form on this page.