Hip
Joint Preserving Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery
Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Arthroscopy
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

Revision total hip replacement covers a very wide spectrum of topics. Exactly what is necessary at the time of revision total hip replacement is related to the very specific problem. Revisions may be as simple as exchanging a bearing and leaving the components that are fixed to the bone undisturbed or may be exceedingly complex, involving major loss of bone and associated loss of mechanical integrity of the pelvis, the femur, or both. Common causes for revision are wear of the bearing and associated bone resorption, instability of the joint with recurrent dislocation of the components, loosening of the components, or infection. In general, failed total hip replacements are addressed by determining the cause of the failure and revising the hip replacement in whatever way is necessary to solve the problem.

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Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty With Proximal Bone Loss, S.B. Murphy, J. Rodriguez, The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2004.