Because of the inherent problems and failures with the Stryker Hip Implant and other Metal-On-Metal implants, physicians familiar with the problem almost always recommend replacement surgery. However, no surgery should be taken lightly, as there is always risk involved. Hip implant revision surgery is no exception, which is why you should be fully informed about the procedure before selecting a surgeon.
Because of the nature of a hip replacement, it is impossible to completely undo the initial surgery after it has taken place, but revision surgery can replace the malfunctioning device with a functioning one. Due to many reasons, however, this process can be difficult.
In order to first replace a hip, surgeons must remove the femur from its socket and take off the head of the bone. The socket is then reshaped to fit the new implant, and the stem of the device is placed into the cavity of the femur bone. After this, doctors fit the artificial hip together, securing everything with bone cement.
The initial hip replacement is intended to be a permanent solution and, accordingly, revision surgery is a more involved procedure.
Because of the complexity and the necessity of the procedure, it is critical that you hire the best surgeon available to perform your revision surgery. Having an experienced, knowledgeable doctor who genuinely cares about you and your situation can greatly reduce and eliminate the chances of complications.
Don’t be willing to place your future in the hands of someone who may or may not be experienced enough to trust with it. Let us know that you are pursing a revision surgeon, and we will connect you with an experienced “revision” physician near you. We know how important it is to get back to life as usual, and our goal is to help you arrive at that point as quickly as possible without any unnecessary complications.
Our case evaluations are free, and delaying medical attention could cause current issues to worsen and allow new ones to develop. Let us help you today to begin your journey towards complete recovery.