How Long Will My Joint Replacement Last?

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Undergoing joint replacement surgery in Canada is a life-changing decision. You’ve likely struggled with pain and loss of mobility for months or years before choosing private orthopedic surgery at Surgical Solutions Network. While you’re excited to undergo private joint replacement surgery and return to your normal, active lifestyle, you may be wondering, “How long will my new joint replacement last?”

Joint Replacement Surgery Will Improve Your Mobility for Years to Come

Joint replacement surgeries have come a long way, thanks to advancements in medical technology. Patients can expect their joint replacements to still be functional 10 to 15 years after their first surgery. However, two recent studies found that nearly 60% of hip replacements and 82% of knee replacements lasted up to 25 years. Although there is no guarantee as to how long an individual’s joint replacement procedure will last, most patients will benefit from their joint surgery and experience improved quality of life for at least 10 years or longer.

What You Can Do to Maintain Your Joint Replacement

There are certain steps you can take to help maintain your joint replacement and help it to last as long as possible. Each patient has different risk factors that will affect how they heal after surgery and impact the overall ‘wear and tear’ on their new joint. Your surgeon can discuss any risk factors that may impact you during your consultation.

We recommend all patients engage in a healthy lifestyle to maintain their joints, including:

  • Engage in an active lifestyle: Once you’ve fully healed from surgery, you can resume your normal activities. We encourage patients to be active to maintain their joint flexibility and muscle mass. However, athletes may want to avoid overstressing their joints with prolonged repetitive movements or pushing themselves too hard during training sessions.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Carrying excess weight will cause your joints to become strained, resulting in more pain and limited mobility. Keeping your body at a healthy weight will help your joints stay in good condition and reduce pain.
  • Check regular check-ups: Follow-up with your family physician and orthopedic surgeon regularly to ensure you’re in good health and catch potential issues early.

Read More: 5 Ways to Care for Your Joints

Private Orthopedic Surgery at Surgical Solution Network’s Accredited Facilities in Toronto & Calgary

Surgical Solutions Network offers Canadians a range of joint replacement surgeries at our state-of-the-art private orthopedic surgical centres in Toronto and Calgary, including private knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, and more.

At Surgical Solutions Network, you don’t need to worry about long wait times for surgery. Following your initial consultation with one of our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, you can book your surgery in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. Return to your normal, pain-free life and enjoy the activities you love again with timely access to orthopedic surgery at a Surgical Solutions Network surgical centre.

We are leaders in private healthcare and surgery in Canada, with private clinics in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver. When you partner with Surgical Solutions Network for your private healthcare needs, you can get the surgery you need, when you need it, from our team of fellowship-trained surgeons and registered nurses at our accredited surgical centres. Learn more about our range of surgical procedures and accredited surgical centres across Canada. If you’re ready to start your surgical journey, contact us today to arrange a consultation.

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