Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my hip replacement last?

It depends on your age and activity level. The best reports on standard metal plastic hip replacement indicate that in patients with average age 70 , 95% last 10-15 years. With these same implants , patients age 40-60 , the implants survivorship drops to 70-80% over 8 years. Metal hip surface replacement shows 96% survivorship at 7 years in patients age 40-60. Studies of ceramic-ceramic , metal crosslinked polyethylene and small bearing total hip replacements show approximately 95-98% survivorship in young patients as well.

Phone Consultation

If you are interested in determining if you are a candidate for surgery, please mail your completed new patient forms to the office and include a digital x-ray.

Dr. Gross will call you back to discuss your options.

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Irmo Office

1013 Lake Murray Blvd.
Irmo, SC 29063

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1910 Blanding St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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