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How Long Will My Artificial Hip Last?

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 03:56 PM

Question: I've just had hip-replacement surgery and am wondering how long I can bank on my new hip lasting? Ten years? Twenty years? Is there anything I can do to get more "mileage" out of it?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Your hip should last at least 10 years. Very active young adults may see a shortening of this expected time, but I have also seen total hip replacements last 15-plus years in active, older adults.
 
Your mileage will be determined by your weight and the extent of activity that puts repeated impact on the affected joint. Be sure to maintain good muscle tone in your hips and thighs, and avoiding running, jogging, or jumping exercises.

Cycling and swimming are going to be preferred exercises for you.
 
Be sure any issues with respect to osteoporosis are corrected so as your bone remains strong, and further injury can be avoided.

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Your hip should last at least 10 years, but I have also seen total hip replacements last 15-plus years in active, older adults.
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