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Hips that have lasted 32, 40, 41 and 45 years

Discussion in 'Stories of amazing hip recoveries' started by Josephine, Apr 9, 2012.

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    I would suggest that these two cases are not exceptional, merely that these two chanced to get into the newspapers. Projecting these into later times, it is not illogical that there would be a considerable number of people still active on hips that where installed some 30, 40 years before or even longer.



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    Re: Long life hips

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    This week (23rd May 2013) I had this email conversation with Barry who just wanted to let me know about his hip! He lives in Australia


     
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    In November 2014, I was told by a recently retired hip surgeon of my acquaintance, that the previous week he had done a revision on a lady whose hip he replaced in 1973 meaning it was 42 years old!

    And that the following week he would be revising the hip of a gentleman whose hip he replaced 3 years earlier in 1970 meaning it was 45 years old!

    They were both metal on polyethylene - and not the modern highly cross linked variety either!
     
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