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A 49-year-old female asked:

hip replacement lasted 24 years, now loose how long does a revison last? how many revisons can you have as i am 48.

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: Good question for your ortho hip surgeon and review if xr.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
HIp Revision: A hip replacement that lasted 24 years is an excellent result. The success of any revision surgery will be influenced by the cause of the loosening, the quality of the remaining bone and the health of the surrounding muscles. Speak to an experienced hip replacement surgeon about your personal situation for further details.

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How many new hip replacement patients are not really happy with their new hip ?

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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
A few percent: Historically good and excellent results occur in 90-95% of patients, with 0.5-1% having serious complications. Remember, this is usually an older group of patients undergoing major surgery. The 3 main complaints include residual pain, dislocations, and leg length issues. Most can be addressed non-surgically. Avery few will not get pain relief due to associated spinal pathology.

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