Dr. Tsao shares the average length of time a hip replacement will last before a revision is required. Dr. Tsao's specialty interests include muscle sparing approaches and customization of surgical procedures and implants for individual patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.
Patients who come in seeking a hip replacement in my office often ask, “How long will their hip replacement last?” If you are 80 years old it’s a lifetime. The average hip replacement we think lasts 15 to 20 years. We’ve done a very good job in Europe and in the United States making these last a lifetime.
However, if you are 50-years-old, you should count on getting a redo hip replacement sometime in your lifetime. The newer bearing surfaces may prove that we can increase that lifespan of the hip to 30-40 years, but I won’t know for 30 to 40 years so ask me then; hopefully I’ll still be in practice.
About Dr. Audrey K. Tsao, M.D.:
Audrey Tsao received her engineering degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She attended medical school at Cornell University and completed her orthopaedic residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. She returned to Johns Hopkins University to complete a fellowship in Arthritis and Adult reconstruction surgery.
Conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
Related Terms: Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Physical Therapy
Health Care Provider: Banner Boswell, Boswell Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center
Locations: Surprise, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Phoenix, Sun City, Arizona, 85351
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Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Arthritis, Osteoarthris, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Knee Reconstruction, Hip Reconstruction, Muscle Sparing Surgery