Hip pain caused by an artificial hip implant that is no longer securely attached to the bone, resulting in abnormal motion of the hip, is the main symptom you may need a hip revision. When an existing artificial hip joint, called a prosthesis has become worn over time or damaged due to trauma or infection, hip revision surgery can help correct the problem so that the hip can function normally again.

Total hip replacement (THR) involves replacement of both the ball (femur) and socket (acetabulum) of the hip joint. The femoral component is a modular one, consisting of a stem (made of metal such as cobalt-chrome or titanium) and head-neck (made of metal or ceramic).