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My mother had a total hip replacement 30 years ago. What are the signs she needs a new one?

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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

First, if you're mom had a tha 30 years ago, she already has beaten the odds of needing a revision.
She should be getting xrays every few years. The main finding of concern would be pain in her groin or her proximal thigh area. She should have a routine f/u to get an xray and an evaluation with her orthopaedic surgeon. Best of luck.

In brief: Pain

First, if you're mom had a tha 30 years ago, she already has beaten the odds of needing a revision.
She should be getting xrays every few years. The main finding of concern would be pain in her groin or her proximal thigh area. She should have a routine f/u to get an xray and an evaluation with her orthopaedic surgeon. Best of luck.
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Dr. Roger Palutsis
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Pain, instability, .

In brief: Varies

Pain, instability, .
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Thigh pain

With walking signs of loosening on xray.

In brief: Thigh pain

With walking signs of loosening on xray.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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