Revision hip replacement surgery is a procedure to replace a worn out hip implant. Hip implants wear out very slowly, but the problem does progress over the years. 10 years after a hip replacement surgery there is a 90% chance that the implant will be functioning well. The chances remain 80% after 20 years. By far the most common cause of a hip implant wearing out is called 'aseptic loosening.' Aseptic loosening occurs when the hip implants become loose within the bone. Other causes include infection, breaking of the prosthesis, breaking of the bone around the prosthesis etc. The implant used in the Hip Replacement Surgery and Revision Hip Surgery are different with the implant for the Revision Surgery being costlier. If the infection in the tissue surrounding the hip implant is severe then the surgery might be done in two sittings. In the first sitting the infected implant is removed and the joint is treated with Antibiotics. After 4-6 weeks the new implant is placed once the infection is totally under control.
In order for a total hip replacement to function properly, an implant must remain firmly attached to the bone. Sometimes bone may fail to grow onto press-fit components and the bone can eventually loosen, resulting in a painful hip. Other factors may include infection of the hip joint, dislocation of the joint during sports activity, fracture at the joint, obesity and lifestyle. Also patients who are younger and more active are more likely to experience issues related to implant wear and loosening with time. In very rare cases, a patient allergic to the metal used in implants may cause pain around the site of the implant and results in redo surgery. Any implant is meant to last 15- 20 years and a revision surgery is required in most of the cases of hip replacement after a period of 20 years. The revision hip replacement surgery is more difficult and there are very few surgeons who are doing revision hip replacement with successful results as compared to the number of surgeons doing primary hip replacement surgery.
Once your pre anesthesia check up is done you will be admitted in the hospital one day prior to the surgery date. Revision total hip replacement is a more complex procedure and takes longer to perform than primary total hip replacement. Your surgeon will remove the previous implant very carefully to preserve as much bone as possible and will replace it with the specialized revision hip implants and will test the motion of the joint to ensure the implants are well-fixed and that the ball is stable inside the socket. After surgery, you will be moved to the recovery room, where you will remain for several hours while your recovery from anesthesia is monitored.
If the implant is infected then the surgeon will remove the infected implant and treat the joint with Antibiotics. After 4-6 weeks of the first surgery the revision implant is placed once the infection of the joint has been completely cured. Post surgery rehab is commenced within one day of the surgery and continues for 2-3 months for full recovery.
After surgery, you will feel some pain. Your doctor and nurses will work to reduce your pain, which can help you recover from your surgery faster. Physiotherapy team will start specific exercises to strengthen your leg and restore hip function so that you may start walking and resume your other daily activities during the hospital stay of 4-5 days after single revision hip replacement. It is important to continue moving and exercising when you are home for 8 weeks. The vast majority of patients who undergo revision hip surgery experience favorable long-term outcomes which includes relief from pain, increased stability, and better joint function.
Healthcare Costs in India are already lower as compared to other countries. Different Hospitals at different times keep coming with special offers on the costing for these surgeries. The costs may be almost 30-40 percent down during these special offers.
Cost for Revision Single Hip Replacement Surgery in India is between USD 5500 - 8000 depending upon the type of hospital, room and implant chosen. Our team of Doctors only uses the FDA approved best implants in the world. After the surgery patient has to stay in a near by guest house for 15 days which costs approx 50 USD per day.
For Revision Hip Replacement Surgeries the Best Specialists include Dr Anubhav Jain and Dr Mukesh Jain at Vardhman Hospital Muzaffarnagar, Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Ashwani Maichand in New Delhi, and Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon.
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