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Surgeons perform hip revision surgery to repair an artificial hip joint that has become damaged through normal wear and tear or from infection. Today’s implants are estimated to last as long as 25 years. Over time, the implant may not fit as securely to the bone, causing pain from abnormal motion. In some cases, infection to the muscle, tendon and ligament tissues will cause the joint to weaken.
Pain relief is the primary reason for hip revision surgery. However, it can also improve mobility, strength, and coordination in the torso and leg.