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Anterior total hip replacement is a procedure that has many advantages for patients. For one thing, it’s designed to cause less soft tissue damage, which may reduce recovery times. It also has many other benefits; however, the ultimate success of this surgery depends on the artificial implant it uses. The artificial implant has a lot to do with how long a hip replacement lasts.
The right hip replacement implant tends to last longer
One common question patients tend to ask before hip replacement surgery is, “How long does a hip replacement last?” According to one source, about 80% of hip replacements last for at least 20 years. However, there are several factors that can affect an implant’s life for each individual patient.
There are many types of artificial hip implants, and it’s important that your surgeon chooses the best option for your needs. Also, how well the two parts of the implant fit together will also be a big factor in how long it lasts. Another important factor in implant life span is how well the surrounding soft tissue supports the implant.
Anterior hip replacement implants may last longer
There is soft tissue that is important to the hip joint. This includes structures like muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In some forms of hip replacement surgery, these important structures are cut during the procedure. However, anterior hip replacement surgery is designed to minimize damage to soft tissue.
The anterior method uses an incision at the front of the hip, and this incision site allows the surgeon to gently move soft tissue aside rather than cutting it. This can have many benefits after the surgery is completed, but one benefit that’s often overlooked is that sparing soft tissue may help increase implant life. This is possible because the undamaged soft tissue is able to provide more effective support to the hip joint implants. In turn, this increased support may lead to less wear and tear on the implants, which can increase their life span.
Phoenix Spine & Joint wants your hip replacement to last as long as possible
At Phoenix Spine & Joint, our team is aware of the many benefits offered by anterior hip replacement, including a longer hip implant life. The many benefits of this procedure are one reason you may want to seek a second opinion from us, especially if you’ve been told traditional hip surgery is your only option.
Our team has performed thousands of anterior hip replacements, and we’re proud to have a 99% patient satisfaction rating. We also strive to help our patients avoid infections after surgery, and our low post-surgical infection rate speaks volumes about how successful our methods are.
Take the next step to find the most effective hip replacement for you. Contact one of our care specialists today for more information or to schedule a free second opinion.
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