Benefits of Surgery
Because of the dramatic ability to improve a patient’s lifestyle and activity level, hip and knee replacements have become one of the most successful operative procedures around. Millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of this technology. Success rates of over 98 percent can be expected with outstanding durability. In fact, long-term success has been reported as high as 90 percent at 20 years with total hip replacement and 95 percent at 15 years with total knee replacement. Variables, which can affect the long-term success, include surgical technique, type of implant used and patient factors such as age and activity level.
- Excellent pain relief
- Improved strength
- Improved motion
- Improved ability to stand up, climb steps or walk longer distances