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What are the symptoms of a loose hip implant?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain & instability

No matter the reason, a loose implant is no good.
There are two types of loosening, septic and aseptic. Septic loosening is due to infection and is a very serious problem. Aseptic loosening is due to wear and can make reconstruction difficult. Any lose implant needs to be reconstructed, see your orthopaedic surgeon asap! consider seeing an adult reconstruction specialist for a second opinion.

In brief: Pain & instability

No matter the reason, a loose implant is no good.
There are two types of loosening, septic and aseptic. Septic loosening is due to infection and is a very serious problem. Aseptic loosening is due to wear and can make reconstruction difficult. Any lose implant needs to be reconstructed, see your orthopaedic surgeon asap! consider seeing an adult reconstruction specialist for a second opinion.
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