Hip replacement prosthesis, pain is the alarm signal

Written by: Dr. Rafael Llopis Miró
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Rafael Llopis Miró
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Llopis Miro is a pioneer in our country in the development of new minimally invasive techniques and the use of new biomaterials for the surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. It has work experience and training in the best national and international hospitals. He is currently the director of the Institute of Locomotive in the San Francisco de Asis de Madrid Hospital.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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