Some people who have had an artificial hip joint for 10 to
15 years have some loosening of the joint.
Loosening is less
common with newer methods, though experts have less long-term information about
techniques that have been used in the last 5 years. People who have hip
replacement surgery today may expect their joints to remain stable longer than
those of people who had the surgery 10 or 20 years ago.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior, or totally laid-back when it comes to exercise, knowing how to protect your knees from damage can mean the difference between a fulfilling lifestyle and longterm, strained mobility.
Cruising on the track in the heat of a roller derby match, 27-year-old Rachel Piplica was not at all prepared for the realization that her knee could sideline her from competitive skating for months, possibly years.
"Suddenly, I heard a pop and it felt like...