What Body Parts are Replaceable



Do you know what is replaceable in your body?


Typically when a person has osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a complicated fracture, the should joint can be replaced. These typically last between 12 and 20 years.


The elbow can be replaced with a prosthesis. The replacement of the elbow tends to have more complications than other joint replacements and usually only lasts up to 10 years.


Wrist replacements are very rare and only make up about 1% of all orthopedic surgeries every year.


The most commonly replaced part of people of 60 is the hip joint. The hip joint connects the femur (largest bone in the body) to the pelvis with a ball and socket joint. The replacement typically lasts 15 to 20 years.


The knee is by far the most replaced body part with more than double the amount of hip replacement surgeries done every year. You can expect a knee replacement to last from 10 to 15 years.


Just like the wrist, an ankle replacement is very rare.


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