If the operation is possible, I would like to stay at the hospital as long as it takes for all the post-operation processes to be completed, and leave the hospital on my crutch and not in a wheel-chair.
You normally leave the hospital with crutches, being able to help yourself as much as possible. Staying long in hospital makes the cost going up a lot !!
I have done now 21 revisions (only 5 of my patients!!)*. The complications are not really much bigger then in a primary. Just dislocation risk will be possibly as high as in normal revision cases (5 – 10 %).
*) Last updated: 06-05-2006. See the publication on "Updated Results Resufacing" for more recent figures.