Do Hip or Knee Implants last for Decades?
Joint replacement surgeries are considered as the safe and effective treatment option for the problematic joints as these surgeries restore the strength of muscles and also the mobility of the particular joint. It is the obvious question in the minds of patients who had or planning to have joint replacement surgeries, that what will be the life of my new hip or knee joints?
How long hip or knee replacements expected to last?
However, the specific figure of time cannot be given for the life of new implants and also these artificial replacements cannot even last for the lifetime but these replacements have good life depending on various factors. Let us study the average life of hip or knee replacements and the factors affecting their life
The average life of knee or Hip Replacement
Hip or knee replacement in Jalandhar has been performed with advanced technology and state of art so the average life of the knee implant can be more than 10 years and even these replacements can last for two decades.
Studies have revealed that more than 80% of the knee or hip replacement in Jalandhar lasts for more than 15 years minimum on an average basis. However, there are various factors physical or medical that can affect the life of implants but on the average basis, you need not worry about your implants at least for two decades.
Factors Affecting the Life of knee or Hip Replacements
Many studies and researches have been conducted to study the average life of joint replacements but as such, no thumb rule has been given to adding to the lifespan of these artificial implants but some individual factors can make the difference as follows
Patient’s age can affect the life of implants as the studies have revealed that in younger patients artificial implants can last for the longer time as they remain more active. However, the trend of revision hip or knee replacement has been noticed more in the patients who have aged more than 60 years on the average basis.
After hip or knee replacement the patients become capable to perform their normal activities but some activities are not good for hip replacements as these can be painful or difficult so such activities can wear out the implants before the time
Patient’s weight put stress on the knee or hip joint so patients who have the excessive weight they can expect the lesser life of their implants as due to stress and pressure caused by their weight on implants, these get wear out earlier.
Material of implants
The material used for the implants can also have the direct effect on the life of implants as in the market; there are some implants of poor quality material that not even last for one decade so before surgery, it is important to check the quality and nature of the material used for your implants.