The majority (greater than 90%) of well implanted and researched hip replacements should last at least 15 years. Unfortunately on occasions the hip can loosen, wear, dislocate or get infected. This often results in symptoms of pain for the patient, who has previously had a successful hip replacement. Such hip replacements often and invariably require revising (repeat surgery).
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Which Hip Replacement is Best for You?
The specific type of hip replacement that is best suited for a particular patient is highly dependant on the patient. Therefore, the final decision is individually tailored to the patient’s situation.