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Dr. Brett Levine
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Hip Revision (Overview)

The initial hip replacement has failed for some reason and now more surgery is required to try to salvage the leg.


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What is the definition or description of: hip revision?

What is the definition or description of: hip revision?

Hip "redo": A total hip revision surgery is a surgical procedure in which further work is done on an initial hip replacement surgery. This can range from a relatively straight forward exchange of the femoral head and acetabular liner or plastic; to a complex revision in which all of the original implants are removed and replaced with specialized revision implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Levine
48 doctors shared insights

Hip Revision (Overview)

The initial hip replacement has failed for some reason and now more surgery is required to try to salvage the leg.


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Hip revision surgery, what can I expect?

Hip revision surgery, what can I expect?

Relief: Hip revision is second surgery done to replace hardware some times joint wears off, or several other problems, revision will correct the problem, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Having hip revision surgery--how long is your recovery?

Varies.: Some revision surgeries go just like a primary hip replacement. Depending on the bone damage, and stability of the revision surgery, you might be looking at 6-12 weeks of no, or partial, weight bearing. Dislocation is slightly more likely, so the hip precautions will be even more important. I would plan on 3 months if it's a full revision, much shorter is possible though. ...Read more

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How long is the hospitalization after the hip revision surgery?

How long is the hospitalization after the hip revision surgery?

2-5 days: Hip revision surgery can range from moderate to complicated cases. The complexity of the problem that necessitates the hip revision will influence the difficulty of the surgery, and therefore the length of your hospitalization and recovery from the surgery itself. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the hip revision surgery?

Original op report.: Hip revision surgery is a relatively uncommon procedure. You will meet with the orthopedic surgeon planning to do the surgery prior to the surgery. He or she will advise you as to what they would like you to bring. The most useful piece of information is a copy of your original operative report. ...Read more

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Pain iand mobility are worse after hip revision surgery-3 weeks after. Is this normal?

Pain iand mobility are worse after hip revision surgery-3 weeks after. Is this normal?

Revision: Surgery typically is a bigger operation and the rehabilitation takes longer as well. Be patient and ask questions of your surgeon during your follow up visits. Follow your physical therapy instructions to the letter and make sure your pain is well controlled. ...Read more

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What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?

What exercises help after having a hip replacement in 2008 due to limping for 15 years followed by hip revision in 2012 due tometal on metal?

Phys therapy eval: After hip replacement leg length often is changed. This requires an evaluation by your ortho, PMR doc or Phy therapist. Muscle weakness is also common, but correct balance is important, so ask your doc to irder a PT eval. ...Read more

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Any ideas or reasons about pain relief after hip revision surgery?

Any ideas or reasons about pain relief after hip revision surgery?

Definite answer: Tha is the definite answer for treating arthritis as that is the only was you can change pathogenesis of the condition. That is why you have pain relief after hip arthroplasty. Same apply to hip revision. ...Read more

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In 2012 had a hip revision.Now in PT,top of my thigh going sideways i have a muscle that is deformed.looks awful PT has no ideas is this common?

I am so sorry: Your revision has not worked well. Not necessarily a surgical error but reviisons are not perfect. The physical therapist should seek a second opinion ...Read more