Michelle Steffen
Sorry so late
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:48pm

If your brother's implant has shifted, this has some pretty severe repercussions on your brother's bone. A shifting implant (which would move every time he bears weight) will cause the bone to wear, and ultimately would wear to the point where there is insufficient bone to hold an implant in place.

AFAIK, the only treatments known would be a period of total non weight bearing in order to hope that the implant becomes reintegrated with bone, or surgery. They may have to put in a larger implant and grind a little more bone to get bleeding bone (which enhances integration of the prosthesis into bone).

By all means, get a second opinion and at this point you want to consult with a surgeon who specializes in revisions. Unfortunately, these surgeons are not common so you may have to travel.

I'm sorry about your brother. Revisions carry their own risk so you really want to choose your brother's next doctor very carefully.

  • I really need a support group guysRichmond Owusu-Ansah, Mon Oct 8 1:54pm
    A very good day to you all guys. I may be odd but am just happy to have come across this platform. My younger brother went through hip replacement last four years. All was well until early this... more
    • Sorry so late — Michelle Steffen, Sun Oct 28 12:48pm
      • Thanks MichelleRichmond Owusu-Ansah, Mon Oct 29 4:17am
        I really really appreciate your concern and in-depth suggestions. My family is in Ghana but we want to revise it in South Africa or India. I will however be glad if i can get suggestions of other... more
        • Re: Thanks MichelleMichelle Steffen, Mon Oct 29 5:48pm
          Utterly clueless as to who is a good revisionist in your neck of the world, sorry. I know Dr. Bose in India is supposed to be a very good surgeon and if he can't help you, he might be able to suggest ... more
          • Re: Thanks MichelleAnonymous, Tue Oct 30 6:40am
            Once again thank you. But further and better particulars of the said physician will do me great favour. Am waiting on you if you can furnish me with that. Thank you and have a great day
            • Clueless...Michelle Steffen, Thu Nov 1 1:40pm
              I cannot give you the name of a good revisionist closer to where you live because I am not in this area and few people I contact are. Dr. Bose is the closest person I know. No one else. It might be... more
    • need to check out optionstrafford813, Tue Oct 9 12:57pm
      Many people throughout the world go thru these replacements and end up with issues, and some escape issues I hear. I live with complications from a replacement 8 yrs ago so I have more years to live... more
      • SupportRichmond Owusu-Ansah, Tue Oct 9 1:12pm
        I really appreciate your quick responses to my query.
    • GhanaKim Houlding, Tue Oct 9 4:32am
      There should be doctors in Ghana or nearby to check with. If you want to go out of country I am not crtain who is close to you.
      • GhanaKim Houlding, Tue Oct 9 4:34am
        There is a Totally Hip On Facebook also that may be more active for you.
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