We used to tell patients that their hip or knee replacement would only last 10 years but there is now lots of data to refute this as per this article. With modern joint replacement the rate of needing your replacement revised (redone) has now dropped to around 6% at 15 years for hip replacements and 5% at knees . This means we can be confident in offering one operation that for most patients will last them their life.
When your hip gets replaced everyone wants one that will last the longest. Although this article is a few years old it highlights some of the issues involved. As part of our ongoing education program MHK are talking to GPs about what the best sort of hip replacement for patients is.
An assessment of early functional rehabilitation and hospital discharge in conventional versus robotic-arm assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study.
Mr van Bavel has been invited to attend the “MAKO masters” meeting for surgeons experienced in robotic joint replacement surgeons. Many of the worlds leading Robotic surgeons will be attending for an update on clinical research and best practice of robotic joint replacement. All of the MHK surgeons are trained in robotic joint replacement surgey.
When our joints wear out they can be replaced but what happens you’re your replacement joints are no longer needed. Its not something we think about much but in our disposable world its good to know that almost everything can be recycled as per this article
This British man now holds the record for the longest lasting hip replacement. We’ve come a long way since then but our aim is always to provide a hip replacement that lasts a lifetime like this one has.