Skip to content

Arthritis Health Center

Font Size

Concrete Benefits Found With Cementless Hip Replacement

Vital Information:

  • Bone specialists report that most patients receiving artificial hip implants that were held in place without cement had good results for as long as 15 years after their surgery.
  • An observer notes that he believes cementless hip replacements can last for the rest of the patient's life.
  • Long-lasting cementless hip replacements would be particularly attractive to younger patients, who wouldn't need to replace the implant after about 15 years, as is common with cemented varieties today. Researchers report patients as old as 90 had good results with the cementless devices as well.

 

1|2

Today on WebMD

Mature woman exercise at home
Hint: Warming up first is crucial.
feet with gout
Quiz yourself.
 
woman in pain
One idea? Eat fish to curb inflammation.
senior couple walking
Can you keep your RA from progressing?
 
xray of knees with osteoarthritis
Slideshow
close up of man wearing dress shoes
Slideshow
 
feet with gout
Quiz
close up of red shoe in shoebox
Slideshow
 
salad
Video
two male hands
ARTICLE
 
Woman massaging her neck
Quiz
5 Lupus Risk Factors
Article