Long Term Follow Up
All patients must be seen 1 year following surgery to ensure good clinical function and satisfactory prosthetic ingrowth on X-ray.
The recommendations for further follow up from the Arthroplasty Society of Australia are:
- Age under 70
- Follow up at 7-10 years postoperatively, then at a 3-5 yearly interval after this.
- Age over 70
- Routine follow up is not required.
Additionally if you have a previously well function prosthesis, which has become painful, you require assessment by an Orthopaedic Surgeon.