possible to have subsequent hip replacement surgeries?

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I was informed that hip replacement was a somewhat "one time deal." and that it would on average last about 10 years. Is this still the case today? Or is there a type of hip replacement procedure that could be repeated at that time?

-- Chee Chew (web@microsoft.com), January 20, 2000


I had my hip replacement at the age of 25. I have since had 4 replacements. Currently my fourth is wearing and after speaking with my doctor, he stated that there is new replacement that was just introduced to the market that should last at least 10 years. This will be an option that I will be looking at sometime this year. The 10 years will be based on your activity. I could last longer or not quite 10 years. I am very active, ride and train horses and I average about 5 years on a replacement. Hip replacements are not a one time deal. They can be redone.

-- Christine Clay (cclay@capehealth.com), May 03, 2000.

You should visit this website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/hip/hiprepqa.htm

-- Robert Toussie (RobertToussie@aol.com), March 15, 2004.

My first hip lasted 14 and a half years. From research done by the register that monitors this in Australia, Sweden has an even better success rate.

I was expecting to need a bone graft, but once in theatre the surgeon decided it was not needed.

At the moment I am 6 weeks post op, and dying to get back to work and an ordinary life.

-- Margaret from Australia (mother50z@yahoo.com.au), September 26, 2004.

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