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.

 

 

 

 



© 2003 by LeadingMD, Inc. All rights reserved
Disclaimer

 

About Us | Physicians | Patient Ed | Patient Info
Our Services | Directions