One of the challenges in hip replacement is dealing with bone loss. This is usually the case in revision surgery where loosening of the implant leads to large cavities or holes in the bone. This leads to a weak foundation to put in another implant solidly. In the hip socket, there are a number of ways to solve this issue using a combination of bone cement, bone graft or larger implants with added metal constructs.

In the case of the femur (thigh bone), we use longer, bigger implants that cover a much larger surface area of the bone to integrate.

Image showing a loose total hip replacement on the right side. The arrows are pointing to loosening of the implant with massive bone loss.

The new implant has been put in, and large bits of metal substituted for the bone loss; this x-ray is one year after the procedure.

I want to thank Mr. Datta for taking such good care of me during both hip replacement procedures. It was my first major surgery and he helped calm my nerves. Both surgeries were successful and the after care was excellent. I am now completely pain free and able to do things I was not able to do for a number of years.

S Kirby

I must say my overall experience at Spire under Mr Datta was first class and I am very grateful to all involved

Peter L

My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.

Mr King

I had a total knee replacement done and had the best care. Yes did experience a long wait to go to surgery but that's expected in most hospitals. Was in for 3 days and couldn't fault the care, nurses and cleanliness of the hospital. Lovely food. One nurse in particular always managed to make me smile

P Elliott

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