! Just catching up on this thread. I’m three weeks out from a MAKO-assisted THR (primary), and I assume you’ll be getting the same implants as me- a Stryker dual-mobility system. It’s mostly used in revisions, but my surgeon uses them for primaries as well. I was after dual mobility when I was selecting a surgeon - for more range of motion, since my movement basis is dance. Turns out dance (flexibility moves) comes with a higher risk of dislocations, and this Stryker system is particularly good for managing dislocation risk, so the whole thing felt like a good fit for me.
My surgeon does revisions and other complex joint surgeries, and uses this system for primaries in part bc he wants to cut down on ppl’s risk of revisions, and also in part bc it’s been his experience that this system feels more like a natural joint. This last part is what I really wanted to share with you, because it sounds like a best-case outcome for you with this revision would give you a better-incorporated, more natural-feeling joint. This is what I’m hoping for you as you approach your revision surgery date.
I get what ppl are saying on the forum about your case sounding unusual for a revision, but I also get your “I can’t live like this” perspective. I would absolutely want a change if my hip was giving me intolerable pain three years from now. The whole point of these artificial joints are to help us live our lives again and it sounds like your initial surgery only got you about 60% there.
Wishing you all the best as you wrap out your last week with this middling hip hardware, and onwards and upwards!