Dislocated Hip Replacement

A dislocated hip replacement can happen for a number of reasons. It can occur soon after surgery due to a patient over-reaching causing the implant to lever out, or due to poor implant positioning at surgery. Hips can also dislocate due to long-term loosening. The immediate treatment is to put the hip back into place under general anaesthetic.

Following this, the cause for the dislocation is found (this may require further imaging) and revision surgery is planned if the hip remains unstable.

This interesting case shows an image where the hip has dislocated (see arrows). This has been due to loosening of the implant and fracturing of the pelvis.

Revision surgery has been performed to fix the bones, bone graft the pelvis with some metal augmentation, and insertion of a new implant.

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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