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Haywards Heath Hospital

Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD

01444 456999
Accounts office 01444 476 733
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Why choose Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital for your hip revision surgery?

At Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital our experienced orthopaedic hip specialists can provide you with expert advice along with rapid access to a brand new joint through hip revision surgery.

After years of joint stress from carrying out every day tasks, you may find that regular activities and movement become painful and stiff. This reduction in joint movement often means that your old hip replacement has started to wear out. At Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital our expert hip surgeons can identify ageing prosthetic problems and, if needed, provide you with rapid access to hip revision surgery.

Our private hospital is fully equipped with the latest medical facilities, offering a comprehensive range of specialist orthopaedic departments, ensuring that you receive the highest standards of clinical care. If you are interested in hip revision surgery, feel free to attend on of our complimentary orthopaedic open events at the hospital, where you can learn more about the procedure.

How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital

If you are suffering from hip pain and want to discuss the treatment options open to you with one of our consultants in Sussex, you will need to book a consultation via our dedicated enquiry team by calling us on 01444 456999  or by submitting a contact form above.

Please let the enquiry handler know if you have had any recent X-rays or scans when booking your consultation, as there will be additional charges for any diagnostic imaging needed.

What is hip revision surgery?

Hip revision surgery is a surgical procedure to take out your old, often worn out hip replacement to be replaced with a brand new one.

Hip replacements can fail for several reasons:

  • Wearing out of the artificial ball and socket joint
  • Infection in the hip joint
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture of the thighbone (Femur).

What happens during hip revision surgery?

During your operation your surgeon will remove your old hip prothesis and any cement that might have been used to hold it in place. He will replace your old prosthesis with new components.

Your surgeon’s choice of prosthesis will be based on several factors such as your age, your level of activity and your current condition. Both cemented and uncemented replacements are used. If you have concerns be sure and ask your surgeon about his prosthesis choice.

Going home after your hip revision at Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital

  • One of our on-site physiotherapists will give you some exercises to help get your new hip moving
  • These exercises are important to help you make a full and thorough recovery
  • You may be using crutches or a walker
  • When you are able to walk up and down stairs, you can go home
  • You won’t be able to drive, so you will need someone to come and take you home from the hospital, once discharged.

So you don’t damage your new hip and to help your wound heal, you should follow a few restrictions for the first six weeks of your recovery:

  • Avoid bending your new hip beyond 90 degrees
  • Avoid rolling your leg towards the other leg
  • Avoid crossing your legs
  • Avoid twisting on your new hip when standing
  • Use the shower instead of the bath
  • Keep wearing your support stockings - you may have to do so for 4 to 6 weeks
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your restrictions be sure and ask a member.

What are the risks involved with a hip revision?

Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following hip revision. However as with any surgery there can be complications which include:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection of the surgical site (incision)
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots (DVT - deep vein thrombosis)
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Chest infection

Specific complications might include:

  • Split in the femur
  • Nerve damage around the hip
  • Damage to the blood vessels around the hip
  • Infection in the hip
  • Loosening of the replacement
  • Dislocation
  • Leg length difference.
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