What conditions can you treat with joint replacement?
- Osteonecrosis: This is a condition in the bones that can be very painful. With Osteonecrosis, the blood flow to one of your bones is cut off. This condition can get gradually worse and worse over time if it is left untreated
- Osteoarthritis: This is a form of arthritis that many people deal with that causes your cartilage to begin to break down. Cartilage is the protective material on the end of bones that protects them
- Rheumatoid arthritis: This is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects your joints, and in more serious cases, it can affect your lungs, skin, eyes, heart, and blood vessels
- Injuries due to trauma: If one of your joints is severely damaged in an accident, joint replacement may be just what you need to get back up and going
- Bone cancer: Certain forms of bone cancer can require joint replacement
How long does a joint replacement last?
Generally speaking, joint replacement surgery can last you 10-15 years, or in many cases, much longer! Some factors that play into how long your joint replacement will last are how active you are, how well you take care of your body and your age.