Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
hip replacement
avatar
An_256941 posted:
Is there a weight limit for hip replacement surgery?
Reply
 
avatar
atti_editor responded:
Hello,

This article from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that there is no absolute age or weight restrictions for hip replacements, but that recommendations for surgery are based on pain level and disability. You should speak with your doctor about how weight may factor into your surgery and recovery and come up with a treatment plan that is best for you.

Best wishes,
Atti


Helpful Tips

TKR surgery and recovery
I had one knee done in March 2007, the other done in February 2009. I am 67 years old. I will tell you that I researched doctors before I ... More
Was this Helpful?
20 of 29 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Joint Replacement Center