Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

What is hip revision surgery?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains what hip revision surgery is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

If a hip prosthetic becomes worn or damaged, revision surgery may be required, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon. Revision surgery is the procedure in which damaged or worn hip prosthetics are removed and replaced, according to the AAOS.

Hip revisions are becoming more common because more people are having hip replacements younger, and those prosthetics are replaced after about 20 years, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. It is typically a more difficult and complicated surgery requiring more recovery time than the initial hip replacement procedure, according to the NIH.

For more information about hip revision surgery, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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