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How long does a hip replacement typically last?

How long does a hip replacement typically last?

10 years or longer: Some only last only a few years due to complications, but most last for decades. Only about seven percent of patients ever need a second hip the same side. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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How long is the recpvery for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

How long is the recpvery for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

Hip Replacement: Recovery varies by patient- typical recovery between 6-12 weeks. Most modern replacements have proven track records to last 15 or more years- with some replacements lasting much longer. How well you take care of your hip replacement will dictate how long it will last. No implant will last forever, unfortunately. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the best technology for a Hip Replacement today? How long will it last before it needs to be replaced? Have there been recent advances in tech

What is the best technology for a Hip Replacement today? How long will it last before it needs to be replaced? Have there been recent advances in tech

Somewhat variable: I hope its not you who needs the hip replacement due to your young age In general, a successful hip replacement can certainly last 15-20 years Some of the technical and minor changes to the joint surfaces may extend the lifespan of the procedure but it takes many years to see how long these will last In general, less weight and a less active lifestyle will allow a longer duration ...Read more

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How long do a total hip replacement last?

How long do a total hip replacement last?

Depends: Longevity of hip replacements depend on patient factors such as activity and weight, surgeon factors such as the accuracy of implantation, and implant factors. European registry data suggest that greater than 85% of hips will still be working well at 15 yrs after implantation. ...Read more

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How long does a titanium hip replacement device last?

20 years or more: The newest total hip arthroplasty (tha) implants are designed to last for around 20 years. Most of the wear associated with tha is due to polyethylene. That is the plastic lining of the hip socket. Newer compositions and materials, such as ceramic, have decreased tha wear rates significantly. Less cement is used now and the metal implants, usually titanium, allow for bony ingrowth with the implant. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital stay after a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-4 days: The usually hospital stay after hip replacement is 2-4 days. Some centers have experimented with same day surgery. This often results in readmission, or problems at home. The national average is about 3.4 days. The length of stay is dictated by when patients meet all their goals prior to discharge. The surgery in my hand is less than an hour, and that is fairly typical in the US. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-3 days and 20-30yr: Most patient stay in the hospital from 1-3 days, depending on the type of hip replacement, approach used, and any other complicating issues. Most hip replacement reliably last 20-30 years, but some can last longer. ...Read more

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How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

6-12 weeks: Most patients will feel fatigue for for 1-3 months after a hip replacement surgery. This is related to the anesthesia, blood loss, and rehabilitation after the surgery. This will gradually disappear as your activity level returns to normal. It can be affected by age, preoperative activity level, and other health conditions. Walking, exercise, and good nutrition will help. ...Read more

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36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?

36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?

It is up to you: I believe when you no longer can live with pain. Having said that, you should understand this surgery may have to done again because your age, what kind of work you and many other condition. Some of those surgery could done were resurface the bone i will recommend that if possible. ...Read more

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How long after a full hip replacement should the leg / knee swelling last?

1-2 weeks for post o: Be careful here because residual lower extremity swelling could also indicate a blood clot which is not uncommon with hip arthroplasty. It should be checked. ...Read more

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Hip replacement 3 months ago pain hip 8 sweating profusely tired all time cant turn or move without pain. How long should this last what causes swea?

Hip replacement 3 months ago pain hip 8 sweating profusely  tired all time cant turn or move without pain. How long should this last what causes  swea?

Check your temp!: Sweating could be a sign of fever from a chronic infection. Check your temperature twice a day, or if hot. (By the time you sweat, the fever has broken on its own). If you are taking both Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, check and see if you are exceeding the dosage of Acetaminophen because it can cause toxicity. Talk to your Orthopedist tomorrow about this, because you are right to be concerned. ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

How long after a hip replacement before you are pain free?

3-6 months: There is post-op pain after a total hip replacement but the arthritis pain usually goes away shortly after surgery. Everyone is different, but the post-op recovery can take 3-6 months while some people report being pleased with their outcome as soon as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Where do you typically feel pain if you need a hip replacement?

Where do you typically feel pain if you need a hip replacement?

In the groin: Usually (but not always), people perceive hip joint pain in their groin or anterior thigh. Less frequently laterally or posteriorly. ...Read more

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How long after a hip replacement does it take to be free of pain?

How long after a hip replacement does it take to be free of pain?

2 - 12 months: Most people have little to no pain by six weeks after the surgery, but various feelings of stiffness and pain can go on for quite some time. ...Read more

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