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.