This surgery involves replacing an artificial hip joint that has been damaged by infection, wear and tear, infection or other medical conditions.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the head of the femur, the large bone in the top of the leg. The socket is the lower part of the pelvic bone, where the head of the femur sits. A total hip replacement is the replacement of these two major parts of the hip joint with a man-made socket, ball, and stem. This involves:
An artificial hip joint typically lasts about ten to fifteen years, depending:
Revisions of a total hip replacement are more common in patients who had a hip replacement with a metal-on-metal hip implant or those who are:
Revision of a total hip replacement involves:
Your healthcare provider may recommend a revision of your total hip replacement if you have:
Prior to the surgery, tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking (including over-the-counter medications and supplements). Ask about specific instructions you should follow before the surgery. These may include:
If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking, as it can interfere with your healing and recovery.
During surgery, you will receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain free.
After surgery, you will probably need to stay in the hospital for a few days to recover.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a revision of my total hip replacement?
Make sure you understand your treatment plan, any possible alternatives and what medications are recommended (including possible side effects). Do not forget to make arrangements for transportation to and from the facility and for help at home. Your surgeon should also let your primary care physician know the details of your surgery and treatment plan.
ProcedureRates.com helps consumers determine the average cost of common medical procedures in their location. By gathering and analyzing data from leading insurance providers across the US, patients can compare the estimated price of common medical procedures to determine their approximate out-of-pocket expenses. All rates are approximations and not guarantees based on data that is available to the consumer. There are currently 638 procedures available in our database. These results and the information contained within should in no way take the place of actual medical advice.