Revision hip surgery varies from patient-to-patient. A surgeon may need to replace components of the original hip prosthesis or replace the entire hip prosthesis.
During revision hip surgery, a surgeon will remove the diseased, broken or failed prosthesis through an incision on the hip.
If revision hip surgery is performed due to infection, a 2-stage surgery may be performed to deliver antibiotics to the infected area before replacing the prosthesis.
If revision hip surgery is performed due to a broken or loose prosthesis, a bone graft may be used to strengthen the bone around the new prosthesis.
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