Revision Hip (With Allograft)


This surgery replaces a worn or damaged artificial hip. The old parts are replaced with new ones, and donor bone may be used to give your joint strength. Your surgeon can use a range of methods, depending on your needs. We'll show a few options here.


To begin, you are put to sleep. The surgeon makes an incision to reach your hip joint. Then, all of the parts of your implant are removed. Some bone may need to be cut to help remove it.

Treating your femur

Now, you'll get a new femur component. Before it can be placed, your surgeon may need to repair or strengthen your femur, or treat an infection in your bone. If your femur has lost bone at its core, it is packed with graft material. If parts of your femur are weak or diseased, they can be replaced with bone from a donor. Even large parts of a badly damaged femur can be replaced with donor bone. The new bone is secured with wires to support the new femoral component.

Treating your socket

Next, your surgeon focuses on your new socket implant. Before it can be placed, your surgeon may need to repair the surrounding bone. If this bone is weak or damaged, it's strengthened or replaced with donor bone. This creates a stable foundation for your socket implant.

Testing your joint

Finally, your new components are joined and tested to make sure your joint is working smoothly. Then, your incision is closed and bandaged.

End of procedure

After the surgery, you are watched in a recovery room as you wake up. Your surgeon will tell you when you can go home. Follow your surgeon's advice for a safe recovery.