Dr Kalpit Patel (MS Ortho, FRCS)

(Specialist Joint Replacement Surgeon)

Get to know about YOUR HIP

The head of the femur or "ball" of the hip joint articulates or moves within the cup-like "socket" called the acetabulum of the pelvic bone.

Know Your HIP

What is Revision Hip Surgery?

On average, a standard Hip Replacement is designed to last 15-20 years after which it starts giving problems due loosening of components ( aseptic loosening).
In such situations a repeat Hip replacement is done with correction of biological and mechanical problems-Revision Hip Replacement.

Which conditions A lead to Revision Hip surgery?

  • Aseptic loosening is the commonest reason.
  • Infection in Hip Replacement
  • Continuously dislocating hip replacement
  • Bone loss and tumors of hip joint

How successful is revision Hip Replacement?

With the advances in scientific techniques and A improvement in metallurgy now there are extensive options available to the surgeon for successful  revision surgery
mplex reconstruction in a case where the socket(acetabulum) has been totally damaged after years of usage of 1st Hip replacement.
Revision Hip with larger stem for a case where there is loss of bone surrounding the original stem of the 1st hip replacement.
A case where there is a fracture of femur bone after 14 years of primary surgery. This challenge was solved by removal of the original hip and reinserting a long stem Uncemented hip.