Hip Revision

If you’ve had a hip replacement, it will usually last around 10 to 20 years, after which you may need to have it replaced. This is called a hip revision.

Your surgeon will advise you on what type of hip replacement (metal or ceramic head, cemented or uncemented) is most suitable for you.

Hip revision is more complicated than the original operation. This is because your surgeon will first need to take out the existing artificial hip joint. If your artificial hip has worn loose, this may not be too difficult. But sometimes your surgeon may need to reconstruct some of the bone and the operation will take longer.

Your new joint might not improve your life as much as your original hip operation. But even so, eight out of 10 people who have this operation are happy with the results for 10 years or more.