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How long do artificial joints last?

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On average, artificial joints have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Factors such as body mass, activity level, surgical technique, and the type of implant used may affect the lifespan of your joint replacement.

The experience of your surgeon plays a critical role in not only the durability of your new joint, but also in the degree of risk from a complication. Surgeons who are Fellowship Trained in joint replacement surgery and perform more than 100 replacements per year are proven to provide a more reliable outcome with a lower risk of complications.

New technologies such as alternative bearing surfaces made from metals or ceramics, rather than plastics, may dramatically increase the durability of your joint replacement. Metal on metal bearings allow for a more durable implant with a greater range of motion for the more active patient.

Patients whose joint replacements develop symptoms of wear and tear may require a "revision" or repeat joint replacement. Due to his expertise in treating patients who suffer from failure of their initial joint replacement, Dr. Kugler has become a center for referral of patients from all over the South East.

How long do artificial joints last?

On average, artificial joints have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Factors such as body mass, activity level, surgical technique, and the type of implant used may affect the lifespan of your joint replacement.

The experience of your surgeon plays a critical role in not only the durability of your new joint, but also in the degree of risk from a complication. Surgeons who are Fellowship Trained in joint replacement surgery and perform more than 100 replacements per year are proven to provide a more reliable outcome with a lower risk of complications.

New technologies such as alternative bearing surfaces made from metals or ceramics, rather than plastics, may dramatically increase the durability of your joint replacement. Metal on metal bearings allow for a more durable implant with a greater range of motion for the more active patient.

Patients whose joint replacements develop symptoms of wear and tear may require a "revision" or repeat joint replacement. Due to his expertise in treating patients who suffer from failure of their initial joint replacement, Dr. Kugler has become a center for referral of patients from all over the South East.