The main reason for a replacement hip prosthesis is usually the Pain. This can be caused by a process of loosening or wear of the implants and, in some cases, can be secondary to an infectious process.
The main symptom is pain, this is an alarm signal that something is wrong. In addition, the type of pain, the onset and form of presentation can help us in the final diagnosis and rule out a suspect or infected hip prosthesis as origin.
Operators replacement prosthesis
The intervention consists of total or partial replacement hip prosthesis. In the case in question without wear or loosening obvious infection, only the affected component is replaced, to avoid damage more added. On the contrary when we suspect a infection, you must replace all components, implement a spacer or provisional cemented prosthesis impregnated with antibiotics, treated with intravenous antibiotics as a function of susceptibility and finally, reinstate the definitive prosthesis once we're sure that the infection is eradicated.
The prosthesis for ransom or review are slightly different from those used in primary surgery. This will depend on the quality and type of bone anchor chosen the second option.