How Long Will My New Joint Last?

In general, you can comfortably expect a hip or knee replacement to last for more than 10 years. So, your new joint may not necessarily last for the rest of your life, as it depends on your age when you receive the implant, how active you are afterwards, and if you are overweight. But don’t worry: if your joint does wear out over time, you can have what’s known as “revision surgery” to replace it.

"Having joint replacement surgery is a big decision. Please ask us anything at any stage of your journey. Our team has many years of experience in orthopaedic care and we'll be with you every step of the way."

Dr Dan Fick
Orthopaedic surgeon