Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

How long does a joint replacement typically last?

Dr. Ryan Bauman talks about how long a joint replacement usually lasts. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Prosthetics used in joint replacements may last many years, according to the American Association of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon. Patients who have had joint replacement report full functioning from 15 to 20 years after surgery, according to the AAFP.

Most patients have mild to no pain, and improved function at two-and five-year marks post-surgery. For more information about the longevity of joint replacement, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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