Surgeons perform hip revision surgery to repair an artificial hip joint that has become damaged through normal wear and tear or from infection. Most artificial hip joints last between 10 – 15 years. Over time, the implant may not fit as securely to the bone, causing pain from abnormal motion. In some cases, infection to the muscle, tendon and ligament tissues will cause the joint to weaken. Infection can also damage the hip bone.
Pain relief is the primary reason for hip revision surgery. However, it can also improve mobility, strength, and coordination in the torso and leg.