Explore Your Options for a Total Hip Revision
A total hip revision is a procedure that removes an older hip prosthesis and replaces it with a new one. A doctor may recommend hip revision surgery if pain has returned, the prosthesis has worn out, an infection is present, or a hip dislocation or fracture has occurred.
We are dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with a wide range of hip problems. Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons perform the latest procedures for hip revision in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA.
Why Is a Total Hip Revision Performed?
A surgeon may perform a hip revision if a previous artificial hip implant is no longer securely attached to the hip bone, resulting in abnormal motion that causes pain and discomfort. The goal of a hip revision is to repair the hip and return it to normal function.
What to Expect from a Total Hip Revision at UPMC
A hip revision will be performed by an orthopaedic surgeon in a UPMC hospital setting. You’ll have general anesthesia and be asleep, so you won’t feel any pain. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove the current artificial joint and replace it with a new one. In some cases, two procedures may be required. The first is to remove the old prosthesis scar tissue and clean the joint with antibiotics. The second is to place a new prosthetic.
Total Hip Revision Recovery
After your procedure is complete, you’ll need to stay in the hospital for several days, depending on your age and overall health. Rehabilitation will be part of your hospital stay and your at home recovery process for about one year. Physical therapy will also help you regain strength and mobility in your hip.
At UPMC, skilled orthopaedic surgeons perform hip revisions in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA.