How long do hip replacements last?

While hip replacements are designed to last a long time, they will not last forever. The good news is that studies show that common types of hip replacements can last more than 20 years. How long your hip replacement will last depends on how active you are, how much you weigh, and your overall health. While some patients may have hip replacements that last several decades, other patients may require a repeat hip replacement just a handful of years after their surgery.

This information is an extract from ‘A patient’s guide to total hip replacement’, a document created to enhance our patients' recovery after a hip replacement. The complete document is available to download here.