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DIY

HOW TO

Tell if Your Joint
Replacement
Needs Replacing

ONCE YOU'VE HAD A JOINT REPLACED, YOU WANT
IT TO LAST A LIFETIME. BUT SOMETIMES, IT DOESN'T

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BY STOCKSY
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You've had a joint
replaced. And you're
hoping that your new
joint will last forever, so you don't
have to face surgery and recovery
again. But how long can you
realistically expect it to last?
"There's not some simple answer,"
says Kamala H. Littleton, MD, a
fellow of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Factors such as age at the time
of surgery, the surgical procedure
itself, body weight and the strain put
on the replacement joint will all play
into a replacement joint's longevity.
"If there's lots of impact activity
like running and jumping, it's going
to wear out sooner," Littleton says.
She tells most of her patients to
expect their replacement joints to last
15 to 20 years. With life spans increasing and people having joints replaced
at younger ages, a lot of people will
face second joint replacements. By
2030, the AAOS predicts that 72,000
hip replacements and 120,000 knee
replacements will need "revision,"
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