How Long WIll My Hip Replacement Last?

One question I am regularly asked in clinic is: “how long is this hip replacement going to last?” The good news is that hip replacement surgeries today are better than ever. The biomaterials are well proven and we now have better knowledge of any potential risks.

As a result, we can reasonably expect 90 percent of modern implants to be still functional in 20 years’ time. That also means that a significant number are going to make it another 10 to 15 years beyond that. In addition to the current technology, I believe that the anterior approach also offers value in terms of enabling improved accuracy of implant positioning. This will, I think, also translate into better performance of these implants over the longer term.

Nicholas Mast MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hip and pelvis.

Trained in pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction by some of the best in the field, his treatments range from non-replacement options for the management of hip osteoarthritis to complex revision surgeries and hip preservation techniques including periacetabular osteotomy.

He is the most experienced surgeon in the region in the use of the anterior approach for hip replacement and regularly uses this minimally invasive, fast recovery anterior approach to treat a wide variety of hip conditions.