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How Long Does a Hip or Knee Replacement Last?

Joint replacements are generally very successful, allowing most people who have them to return to active lives free of chronic pain. But while artificial joints are designed to last a long time, they won’t last forever. This means that if you’re a young, active person considering a hip or knee replacement, there’s a possibility that you’ll need to have the same joint replaced more than once. Just how long does a knee replacement last? And how many knee replacements can you have in a lifetime?

Source: Cleveland Clinic (healthessentials)

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