Hip Replacement – Pelvic Discontinuity

A really challenging area of our practice is dealing with patients where hip replacements are loose and the pelvis has broken (fractured). This results in bone loss; the pelvis is unstable due to the fracture. This can occur as a result of long-term implant loosening, or a sudden failure of the bone (e.g. a fall).

The treatment depends on the pattern of the bone loss and break. The solution is a combination of removing the old implant, fixing the bones, and then re-implanting a new hip replacement. Sometimes this has to be performed via two surgical approaches to achieve the stability required.

This image shows a hip replacement that has gone into the pelvis. There is significant bone loss, and the implant is loose.

This required a challenging reconstruction involving 2 surgical approaches, the use of bone graft, plates and screws around the hip socket, bone augments, and a new implant. This radiograph was taken 6 months following surgery, the patient having resumed mobility.

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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