HOW LONG DOES AN ARTIFICIAL HIP LAST ?

Artificial hip joint is a good hip joint but not a normal one. Thesuccessful outcome of this surgery with newer long lasting durablematerial and standardized techniques is excellent. Over the yearsremarkable advances have been made in joint replacementtechnology to improve their durability. 90-95% hip replacements aresuccessful for 15 years. By 10 years approximately 25% of all artificialhips will look loose on X-rays, but only few of these will be thesymptomatic enough to require revision. Obesity, heavy labour jobsand very strenuous activity can affect the longevity of the artificial hipjoints.