Many factors contribute to an artificial hip’s longevity, including your physical condition, activity level, weight, and the accuracy of the implant placement during surgery. But, while there are no guarantees, the numbers are encouraging. Studies show that more than 80% of all hip replacements across the industry last at least 15 years, and more than 70% last at least 20 years.1
Individual results may vary. Your results will depend on your personal circumstances. And just like with a natural hip, how well the materials in an artificial hip withstand the wear and tear that come with everyday use and rotation of the hip joint contributes to how long the artificial hip will last.
Talk with your doctor about the following points and how they might affect the longevity and success of your hip replacement. In general, you’ll want to:
Some patients require a second revision implant due to loosening,
trauma, infection, or chronic dislocation. A common challenge with
revision patients is the loss of bone due to too much stress shielding
of the implant or osteolysis caused by wear of the polyethylene insert.
Zimmer offers a full line of revision hip implants designed to preserve as much remaining bone as possible and minimize the need for yet another surgery.