Hip revision surgery

A surgical operation to replace a prosthetic joint from a previous hip replacement.

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About revision hip replacements

hip replacement usually lasts 10 to 25 years. So, depending on your age when you have a replacement, there's a chance of needing additional surgery later in life.

Need to know

A hip revision is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. Your consultant will remove some or all of your previous hip replacement, along with any damaged bone.

They'll then replace the old, worn parts of your hip replacement with new implants. The whole procedure usually takes a two to three hours, probably longer than your first hip replacement operation.
Your consultant will explain the procedure beforehand and talk you through what it involves. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved, which your consultant will discuss with you.

It's a good idea to prepare for your return home when you'll need to use crutches or a walker for several weeks. If you don't have them already, fixing handrails in your bathroom and stairs can make moving around at home much easier.

You might want to arrange for a friend or someone in your family to help with your usual routine, including bathing.
You'll need to be looked after in hospital for a few days after you've had the operation. Our physiotherapy team will help you to stand and practice walking using crutches. They'll also give you exercises that will help build the strength back up in your hip and legs.

You should be able to go back home after a few days, depending on your recovery. You'll need crutches, a walker or walking sticks to get around for a few weeks. Your consultant will let you know when you can return to your normal routine, including work or exercise.

Hip revision surgery Consultants

Mr Giles Stafford

Mr Giles Stafford

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Rob Pollock

Mr Rob Pollock

Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor Richard Field

Professor Richard Field

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Hip revision surgery locations

Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

170 Tottenham Court Road W1T 7HA London
The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

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