Am I too young for hip replacement?
Older age is not a strict criterion
for hip replacement. Incapacitating pain, limited function, and
poor quality of life due to degeneration of the joint are the indications
for hip replacement.
What are the most common complications
from hip replacement?
Dislocation of the artificial joint
is the most frequent complication of THR. Relocation of the joint
usually requires anesthesia and may need brace or cast treatment
after the joint is reduced. Infection, limb length, inequality,
and bleeding are other less frequent complications.
How long do hip replacements last?
Modern hip replacements have a 90-95% survival rate at 15 years.
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