While the mainstream of hip replacement surgeries performed in Mexico are tremendously successful, some patients may require revision surgery due to loosening of the implant, trauma, infection, or chronic dislocation.
Elite orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Oscar Mendoza and his team offer revision hip implants designed to preserve as much remaining bone as possible and minimize the need for any additional surgical requirements. The permanence of revision surgery is dependent upon the techniques utilized and the type of replacement surgery performed; however quality results are achieved under the care of Dr. Oscar Mendoza.
When Is Revision Surgery Necessary?
Increasingly, younger patients are traveling to Mexico for hip replacements, which can ultimately wear away after 15 to 20 years, resulting in revision surgery.
Hip replacement revision surgery in Mexico is determined by significant bone loss, wearing of the joint surfaces, joint loosening or loose socket, and loose femoral components. Other possible motives for hip replacement revision surgery in Mexico include fracture, dislocation of the artificial parts, and infection deep within the hip joint.
Implants for Revision Surgery
Today, the implants used for the hip replacement revision surgery are similar to the initial implants used during your first surgery. The implants consist of a cup section inserted into the natural socket of the pelvis and a stem with a ball at its top aspect that is inserted into the femur bone. When the two are put together, a joint results much as is the case in nature where the ball at the top end of the thigh bone forms a joint with the hollow socket of the pelvis bone.
Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
Hip replacement revision surgery is treated and managed on an individual basis. Strategic factors are meticulously examined by surgeon, Dr. Oscar Mendoza and his team in planning for revision surgery, including:
- What is the cause of the hip failure? Infection? Components?
- Which of the hip replacement components have failed and need to be changed?
- How were the implants fixed during the initial surgery? Cemented?
- Is the remaining bone gradient enough to anchor the new replacement components? Will it be necessary to replace one component or all components?
- Acetabular Revision? Femoral Revision?
Risks of Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
As is the case with all surgical procedures, there are stern risks associated with the hip replacement procedure and revision surgery. Unforeseen complications may progress that are associated with anesthesia, such as respiratory or cardiac malfunction. In addition, complications include infection, injury to nerves and blood vessels, fracture, weakness, stiffness or instability of the joint and pain.
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