Revision hip replacements

If your hip replacement is damaged or worn out, revision surgery can restore your results with a new prosthesis.
  • Replace a worn or damaged hip replacement
  • Ceramic implants provide long-lasting results
  • Highly experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Keep your recovery on track

If you’ve experienced the benefits of a hip replacement, you’ll know how life-changing it can be. Unfortunately, sometimes, hip replacements wear out and need replacing.

Revision surgery is an advanced technique that replaces an existing hip replacement with a new prosthesis. 

Your new hip replacement will give you the same freedom and independence as your original replacement

Experienced consultant surgeon

Hip revision surgery is extremely complex, and it requires a high level of expertise. In the last three years, Mr Shah has performed more than double the national average number of revision hip replacements.

During the procedure, Mr Shah will need to carefully remove your existing prosthesis before fitting a new implant. Sometimes your implant will be loose and relatively easy to remove. Occasionally, it can be more difficult to take out, and any damage made to the surrounding bone will need to be repaired.

I cannot wait for bowling season again

I would like to say the care I received from Mr Shah and all the team at Goring Hall was fantastic, with no complaints at all. Thank you for my new pain-free hips. I cannot wait for bowling season again.

Personalised care for long-lasting results

Your revision surgery will be carried out under a general or spinal anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure. During your operation, Mr Shah will remove your existing implant, being careful to minimise any damage to the surrounding bone and tissue, before fitting your new prosthesis.

To get the maximum life from your new hip replacement, Mr Shah recommends an uncemented ceramic implant when possible. Ceramic prostheses have the lowest wear rate of all implants. Uncemented implants don’t use cement to fix the implant to your bone; instead, they are textured so that over time they integrate with your own bone, providing a longer-lasting bond.

Here to support you at every step

After your revision surgery, you’ll need to stay in the hospital for 4-5 nights, so we can keep a close eye on your progress. You should be able to put weight on your new hip joint within a day of your operation and begin gentle exercise as soon as possible.

Physiotherapy is an essential part of your surgery, and two sessions are included. We recommend that you continue to see a physiotherapist at home, so you can confidently use your new hip in the right way and avoid potential damage.

Once you’ve been discharged, we’ll see you for regular follow-up appointments. You’ll be provided with detailed aftercare advice to help you look after your hip correctly, and we’re always available if you have any questions or concerns.

Start your journey
to a new lease of life

To ask us a question or arrange a consultation with Mr Shah, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

What is hip revision surgery?

Revision surgery is where we replace a worn-out hip implant with a new prosthesis. We usually recommend a ceramic hip replacement to help you get the maximum life from your hip replacement.

How long does a revision hip replacement last?

While results can vary, some patients can enjoy their new hip for life thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and implants.

Is the procedure painful?

During your hip replacement, your comfort is our top priority. Throughout your operation, you’ll be under the care of a skilled anaesthetist with experience in joint replacement surgery.

How long does it take to recover from a hip replacement?

It will take months for you to make a full recovery, but you’ll start to see and feel an improvement much sooner. Most patients are walking without support within 4–6 weeks.

Will my new hip feel different?

It’s hard to believe that a metal or ceramic prosthesis could feel or function like a natural hip joint, but most patients can’t tell the difference.