Majority of knee and hip joint replacements last longer than 25 years

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Majority of knee and hip joint replacements last longer than 25 years

Two recent cohort studies were published on the longevity of hip1 and knee joint2 replacements.

For hip joint replacements, 58% lasted longer than 25 years.

For total knee joint replacements, 82% lasted longer than 25 years. For unicondyle knee joint replacements, 70% lasted longer than 25 years.

References:

  1. How long does a hip replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up. Lancet (2019) Click here
  2. How long does a knee replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up. Lancet (2019) Click here 

Gems are chosen by the Goodfellow director Dr. Bruce Arroll to be either practice changing or practice maintaining. The information is educational and not clinical advice.



As published in NZ Doctor 19/06/2019