Was wondering who here has the oldest hip replacement and the youngest to have one installed. I had a hip replacement at the age of 17, 47 now.
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replied November 29th, 2006
Whoa! A hip replacement at 17? Were you in an accident or something? How has your life been from 17 to 47 - in terms of your hip? Were you able to be active and lead a normal life? Would love to hear your story?
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replied November 29th, 2006
My surgery was done by a doctor working out of seton hospitol in austin, texas. It took a grouling 8 hrs to complete. It had added 20 years of maturity to my life. I was in traction for two weeks prior to the surgery with the broken hip. Three hour shots of morphine injections is the only thing that got me through that. Back then they didn't use those automatic medicine dispensers, you got the needle. My life was pretty normal once I learned how to walk again.
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replied December 7th, 2006
Hip Replacement
Hi,

i am a 31 year old male and have been told that I need both my left and right knees and hips replaced.

I was wondering, can you please let me know if you have been able to lead a reasonably active life post-op, in terms of participation in sports and secondly have you needed a re-surfacing?

Thank you Smile
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replied January 19th, 2007
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Hi,

just doing the calculations you've had the hip replacement for 30 years. Did you get a replacement during this time.
People are saying hip replacements only last for approx 10-15 years before they need to be changed. That's why i'm still waiting for better materials to be introduced so they can last longer.
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replied October 25th, 2012
I have had mine for about 43 years now. Was told the same as you have been told but mine have only just started giving me problems after all these years. I had McKee Ferrer but I believe the new ones are lighter and probably even better than my own
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replied March 26th, 2009
youngest person to have a hip replacement
My son had bilateral hip replacements at age 13years.
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replied April 26th, 2009
oldest hip replacement?
My friend had her hip replaced when she was ten. This was in 1964 or 1965. As far as I know it was either the first replcement ever or one of the first. It was an eight hour operation performed at Lord Mayor Traeloar's Hospital, Alton, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND. She was in hospital for at least six weeks. The last contact I had with her was in 1985 and she was walking fine. I often think of her now since I am in my fifties and have just had my hip replaced 5 weeks ago. She as tht guiea pig for all of us.
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replied November 20th, 2012
Do you know whether she is still alive? What was her name?
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replied May 29th, 2009
My daughter had her hip replaced (due to SCFE for 6 years) at age 18. The specialist said he had done joint replacements for 15 and 14 year olds. The operation took about 2 hours. She was in the hospital for 3 days, walking in the first 24 hours (with a walker -- somewhat difficult to walk to say the least). This operation was a godsend for us/her.
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replied May 30th, 2009
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We are fortunate that they are able to do this type of surgery on the younger people...So much progress has been made in helping people of all ages...We are indeed blessed...Thanks so much for your comments...

Caroline
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replied December 17th, 2009
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My names Kamree from Florida,IM 14 I just currently had a hip replacement Nov,02,09.And BELIVE me when i say this,"You feel ALOT BETTER!"
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replied January 5th, 2010
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I had a full hip replacement on the 4 of novemeber and im only 17, mine dislocated and i was back in hospital spent 29 days in all together but its healin really well it definatly improved everything for me Smile i dont get no pain at all unless i do to much through the day
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replied January 16th, 2010
Early hip replacements
I was 16 when I had my first total hip replacement. Then a revision at 27, which was not performed properly and so again a revision 6 months later. I had another total replacement and pelvic reconstruction with donor bone,six years ago when I was 37. Therefore my question is has anyone had more than 4 replacements? I am still walking, but with a stick outside the home, and with pain most days, more to do with the muscle than the joint.

Nic- Southern England.
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replied May 24th, 2010
Youngest to have a hip replacement and still have the original o
I was 14yr old when I had mine done in 1980. I am now 44. I was not in a accident but was Dx with Neurofibromatosis at 6mo old and had the replacement done as a result of that. It has dislocated 3 times since (2 times in 1996 and once in 2004). It is the original one.

Sherrie in FL
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replied October 25th, 2012
McKee Ferrer Bilateral Total hip replacements
I had bilateral total hip replacements in 1969 and 1973 When I was 34 and still have them at the age of 77 ..will be 78 in Jan 13. The replacements were McKee Ferrer and they have not been changed once in all these years, Just had an X ray two days ago and the rheumatologist said "OMG I have never seen anything like this. They look like bombs They were put in to stay and thats where they will stay as it will be too difficult to get them out now!"
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replied October 25th, 2012
Original Hip Replacement
i had mine done in 1980 at age 14. Now almost 47. I was put into the Boston Medical journal as being the youngest to have one and still have the SAME one
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replied October 25th, 2012
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i had mine done in 1980 at age 14. Now almost 47. I was put into the Boston Medical journal as being the youngest to have one and still have the SAME one. Mine was due to neurofibromatosis and the wearing out of the ball and socket joint of the left hip
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replied October 25th, 2012
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Fantasia158,

You stated in one of your previous postings that you think that the newer total hip prosthetics are probably even better than the ones you have in.

Actually, the prosthetics which have the best "track record" are the original ones put in by Sir John Charnley. None of the "newer" prosthetics have done any better than those.

Many of the new systems have slicker features, such as modularity and more sizes, but they have not really been shown to be any "better".

A lot of the problems with the newer models is that so many are being introduced onto the market, before there can be a lot of longevity data collected on the previous model. There has not been enough data collected on many of the newer models, which became a problem with the DePuy ASR systems. These were MOM prosthetics, which, if they had had more data before they were marketed, maybe the recall would not have been necessary.


Thanks to everyone who has posted. This is a lot of great and interesting information.

Good luck to everyone out there who is nursing along a total joint beyond the "lifetime" of fifteen years.

Kudos to everyone.
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replied October 26th, 2012
Yes you are right about Sir John Charnley as mine are of the same type that he did. they are the McKee Ferrer and I wanted to have mine (bilateral) done by him but I believe he was in Manchester and I lived in London and had mine done at Hillingdon Hospital by Dr. Michael R. Colwill F.R.C.S to whom I am so grateful for the very many years of being able to walk painfree. I only wish I was able to thank him personally. A great surgeon whose work has been admired by many other consultants who have seen my X rays both in the UK and abroad. They marvel at the work he did on me.
I only thought the newer version would be better as modern technology is more advanced and the photos I have seen look sleeker and lighter than mine.
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replied October 26th, 2012
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Fantasia158,

Thanks for the information. It is fascinating.

You would think that the "newer" prosthetics would be "better", but the data just has not borne that out. They have made some advancements in the fixation techniques, such as the "press fit" or "in growth" prosthetics, where cement is not used. These types tend to be used on younger patients, as revision is easier, with less loss of bone stock. And, some of the ceramics now in use have shown promise (though the ceramic hips sometimes "squeak", yes, they make a squeaking sound). The use of titanium makes the prosthetic a tab bit lighter, but its main advantage is that it has the same bending modulus as bone. So, there is "theoretically" less problems with the prosthetic being too stiff.

But, in terms of overall success and longevity, nothing has beat Sir Charnley's original hips.

Glad you are still going strong. Keep it up.
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replied January 4th, 2013
I had both of mine replaced at age 10 and they worked great for 10 years!
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