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How long does a joint replacement last?

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Your new knee or hip can last for more than 15 years, especially if you treat it well. But the more stress and strain you put on the joint, the sooner it is likely to wear out or become loose. Just as before you had joint replacement surgery, activities that put less weight on your joints, like swimming and cycling, are particularly good for exercising a new joint without overstressing it.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Ill.

Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Archives of Internal Medicine.

Messier, SP. 2013. JAMA,

Hochberg, MC. American College of Rheumatology 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee ( ). http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Guidelines/Osteoarthritis

Solomon, DH. 2008. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res),

Schjerning Olsen. 2012. Circulation,

Bennett, JS. 2005. Circulation,

Parkes, MJ. 2013. JAMA,

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Ill.

Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Archives of Internal Medicine.

Messier, SP. 2013. JAMA,

Hochberg, MC. American College of Rheumatology 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee ( ). http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Guidelines/Osteoarthritis

Solomon, DH. 2008. Arthritis Rheum (Arthritis Care Res),

Schjerning Olsen. 2012. Circulation,

Bennett, JS. 2005. Circulation,

Parkes, MJ. 2013. JAMA,

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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