Hip Revision Joint Replacement

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The hip is the place where the leg is connects to the upper body. Normally, the hip joints provide a great deal of stability and hardness. The hip is a ball-and-socket connection that joints the femur, or thigh bone, to the pelvis. This type of connection allows for a open range of motion. While the hip imbibes a great deal of body weight, when healthy, it is a strong and stable joint and keeps the body erect. 
Revision hip replacement surgery is a procedure to restore a damaged hip replacement implant. This surgery is incredibly successful, and has outstanding results in the huge majority of patients. The problem, unfortunately, is that over time hip replacements wear out. 

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During the procedure a plastic liner is positioned to the metal socket. The surgeons then concentrate on femur. And then cut the damaged area. To remove the femoral components, the bone around may be cut. The part of the bone is cleared off from any old cement. The new femoral component is pressed or concrete into the place. Wires may be used to hold the internal bones. Then a ball made of ceramic is placed on the femoral component. This ball acts aa the hip joint orginal ball. The ball and socket are placed to link a new hip joint. The muscle and tendons are then approximated. Drain is usually inserted to drain excessive blood.

Hip revision is done due to:

  • Pain
  • Plastic wear
  • Dislocation
  • Loosening
  • Infection
  • Bone loss
  • Pain from hardware

Major two benefits of hip replacement surgery are relief of pain and restoration of hip function and return to a full and active life style. And also this procedure has some drawbacks too; failures of the hip implant over time and inherent risks of surgery. 
Patients can take steps at home to help ensure an easier recovery after surgery. Make a few simple changes around the house, and arrange for someone to help you during the few weeks following surgery. Discuss with your surgeon about whether you should donate your own blood for surgery, and schedule appointments to see your primary care doctor and your dentist. If you smoke, try to stop or cut down to lower your surgery risk and increase your recovery rate. 
After about a month, a physician will take x-rays of the leg to monitor its healing. After about six months, patients with hip revision surgery will be able to walk without a limp, and the hip should no longer cause pain. 
Dr. Mohan and team (group of orthopedic surgeons) are here to heal your hip related problems.

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