A hip revision (also known as a “revision hip replacement”) is a reoperation of a total hip replacement (THR). This reoperation may involve a partial or a complete exchange of the prosthesis that was implanted during the original surgery.
A THR prosthesis usually lasts for 15 to 20 years. This means that for elderly people, it may last for life. But in younger patients, especially those who maintain an active lifestyle, a THR prosthesis may need to be replaced later in life.
The most common reasons for hip revision are:
Hip or knee revision surgeries have the capacity to improve your mobility, strength and coordination. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Reliability Scorecard, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding these data points will help you make the best decision for your care: See hospital reliability data