What is the Right Age for Surgery?2019-03-20T12:17:54-04:00

What is the right age for hip surgery?

What is the right age for total hip replacement surgery?

There are no absolute age or weight restrictions for total hip replacements.

Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient's pain and disability, not age. Most patients who undergo total hip replacement are age 50 to 801, but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually. Total hip replacements have been performed successfully at all ages.

References

  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon website, https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00377

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