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I had TKR 5 weeks ago after needing one for probably 6 or 7 years with bone on bone osteoarthritis. I went through arthroscopic surgeries, injections, acupuncture - they seemed to throw everything at me to delay it "because of your age" (I'm 49 now).
Different health professionals have told me different things over the years - at my age I could wear it out in 10 years because I will do more on it than someone older, they will only do 3 in my lifetime which means later in life I could be in a wheelchair, have bones fused or even amputation!
I am resigned to having to have to have another one at some point in the future, but my question is - any ideas or experiences to how long a TKR will last in a younger patient?
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