We reviewed 1039 revision total hip replacements where an angle-bore acetabular component was used. After a mean follow-up of nine years (0 to 20.6), the incidence of revision for dislocation was 2.1% (22 revisions), a success rate of 97.9%. In 974 revisions, where the indication was other than dislocation, the success rate was 98.5%. Of the 65 revisions for dislocation, 58 (89.2%) were successful after the first revision and a further five after the second revision, an overall success of 96.9%. Two patients elected to have their implants removed. Dislocation after revision of failed total hip replacement is a complex issue. There is often no single cause and no simple solution. The angle-bore acetabular component, in combination with a 22.225-mm diameter femoral head, offers a high level of success.