How long do artificial joints last?
For 80–90% of people who have an artificial joint replacement, the new one typically lasts 20 years. The more demanding your lifestyle is, the faster it will wear out.
An artificial joint typically lasts 20 years. However, the lifespan of an implant can vary depending on several factors, which may shorten or extend it. Some factors that may affect your artificial joint’s durability include:
Understanding artificial joints' wear and tear
Despite the lengthy expected duration of joint replacements, several factors can substantially decrease their longevity, such as:
Understanding and complying with the restrictions entailed by living with a joint implant will make your prosthesis last longer and teach you how to interpret your body's signals in order to increase your comfort.
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