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Hip revision surgery

An operation following hip replacement failure

A procedure to replace the worn-out ball and socket joints from a previous hip replacement

About hip revision surgery

A 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. An operation to renew a prosthetic joint is called a revision hip replacement.

Need to know

  • What happens during hip revision surgery icon plus

    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.
  • How to prepare for hip surgery icon plus

    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.
  • After hip surgery icon plus

    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.

Consultant in theatres

Our hip consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our locations

From complex hip surgery to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 7908 8001
    General enquiries 020 7486 1234

  • The Wellington Hospital - South Building

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 020 7586 5959

  • London Bridge Hospital

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments & Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7730 8298
    General enquiries 020 7730 7733

  • The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street

    London

    SE1 9BS

    Call 020 3131 6888
    Opening hours 7:30 - 20:00 Monday - Friday

  • Platinum Medical Centre facility

    Platinum Medical Centre

    Platinum Medical Centre, 15 - 17 Lodge Road

    London

    NW8 7JA

    Call 020 7483 5148

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    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road

    London SW3 5AW

    Call 020 7881 4114
    Opening times 8am - 8pm

  • Institute of Sport Exercise and Health Facility

    Institute of Sport Exercise and Health

    170 Tottenham Court Road

    London

    W1T 7HA

    Call 020 3447 2800
    [Mon | Weds | Fri] 8am - 8pm
    [Tues | Thurs] 8am - 8pm

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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