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How long does hip surgery last?

I am a 48 year old female who needs hip surgery next month. I am very nervous about it. How long does hip surgery last?

5 Answers

The surgery from skin incision to closure typically takes about an hour.
In my hands a life time
if you are talking about a hip replacement expect 20-30 years or more. it also depends on how well you take care of it (like buying a new car
Longevity of hip replacement is multi factorial- higher impact activities you continue to do, it’s likely that the underlying polyethylene liner will wear out faster. Most of the time, you can return to most of ADLs but with moderation. It’s like buying a new machine, better you care for it, longer it will function.
The actual surgery usually lasts between 1-2 hours based on surgeon experience and ease vs difficulty of exposure.