Some people who have had an artificial hip joint for 10 to
15 years have some loosening of the joint.
Loosening is less
common with newer methods, though experts have less long-term information about
techniques that have been used in the last 5 years. People who have hip
replacement surgery today may expect their joints to remain stable longer than
those of people who had the surgery 10 or 20 years ago.
is more common in people who are overweight.
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