Has your old hip replacement started to wear out? At Nuffield Health Tees Hospital our expert hip surgeons can provide you with rapid access to hip revision surgery.
Why choose Nuffield Health Tees Hospital for your hip revision procedure?
At Nuffield Health Tees Hospital our orthopaedic consultants have built an exemplary reputation for their lower limb joint replacement as well joint revision accuracy.
If your old hip replacement has started to wear, you may feel some pain or discomfort during regular activities and movement. At Nuffield Health Tees Hospital our experienced hip consultants can identify ageing prosthetic problems and if needed, provide you with rapid access to a brand new hip through hip revision surgery.
To maintain the consistency of our excellent primary care, all of our consultants are fully supported by our matron-led nursing team. Our attentive nursing staff are available 24-7, ensuring your comfort and safety whilst admitted on our private wards.
To help with your rehabilitation after surgery, our award winning physiotherapy team and on-site gym are also available to utilise during your recovery. Our physiotherapy team specialise in orthopaedic aftercare and will work closely with your consultant to get you moving freely with your new and revised hip.
How to book an orthopaedic consultation at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital
If you are suffering from hip pain and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our consultants in Tees, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team on 01642 367 439.
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. Alternatively, come along to one of our free orthopaedic open events. Here you will get the opportunity to meet a hip surgeon and ask any questions you may have.
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
- 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 Tees 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:
- Infection of the surgical site (incision)
- 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
- Leg length difference.
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