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How Long Will A Hip Replacement Last
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?
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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