Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital is a centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery. A selection of our expert orthopaedic surgeons specialise in hip revision surgery, undertaking many successful procedures every year.
Why choose Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital for your hip revision?
Our Oxford Hospital is one of the most modern and technologically advanced private hospitals in the UK. Recently we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology scanners and equipment to support the wide range of specialist services we offer.
One area we have invested in is orthopaedics, (which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves), and as a result have upgraded our hospital to a centre of excellence. Our consultants and dedicated nursing staff take great pride in providing the finest private medical care for all our patients in a clean and comfortable hospital setting.
What is hip revision surgery?
Hip revision surgery is a surgical procedure to take out your old, worn out hip replacement to put in a new one.
Hip replacements can fail for several reasons:
- Wearing out of the artificial ball and socket joint
- Infection in the hip joint
- 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 Oxford Hospital
One of our on-site physiotherapists will give you some exercises to help get your new hip moving. These are important to help you make a good 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 you have been discharged.
So you don’t damage your new hip and to help your wound heal, you should follow a few restriction 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 four to six weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns about your restrictions be sure and ask a member of Nuffield Health Oxford Hospital's Healthcare Team or Physiotherapists.
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.
- Infection of the surgical site (incision)
- Blood clots (DVT - deep vein thrombosis)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Chest infection
- Heart attack
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
- Leg length difference
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