Revision Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopaedic surgeries performed. Several studies have shown that more than 90 percent of people who underwent hip replacement surgery will never need to undergo further surgery for the same joint. However, because more people are having hip replacements at a younger age, and wearing away of the joint surface becomes a problem after 15 to 20 years, replacement of an artificial joint, which is also known as revision surgery, is becoming more common. It is more difficult than first-time hip replacement surgery, and the outcome is generally not as good, so it is important to explore all available options before having additional surgery.
Revision surgery is considered for two reasons: if medication and lifestyle changes do not relieve pain and disability, or if x rays of the hip show damage to the bone around the artificial hip that must be corrected before it is too late for a successful revision. This surgery is usually considered only when bone loss, wearing of the joint surfaces, or joint loosening shows up on an x ray. Other possible reasons for revision surgery include fracture, dislocation of the artificial parts, and infection.
Although my success rate of primary joint replacement surgery is comparable to international standards I do have extensive experience with both knee and hip replacement revisions mostly referred from outside centres. The cost of revision surgery is highly dependent on the type of implants used and can vary from 200,000/- to 300,000/-