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how do artificial joints stay in place and work with the human body? how long do they last?

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Dr. Jonathan Shults
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Total Joints: It depends on the joint that was inserted. The most common are Hip and Knee. As the materials improve the longevity has also improved. Its not uncommon to get 20 years out of a well placed total joint these days. The literature says there is a 1% chance of failure for each year the joint is in. So 100% will fail at 100 years.

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