Our expert says:
The older hip-replacements tended to becom loose-fitting in the joints and then had to be redone. In many cases this is not necessary- only when there are symptoms and re-ocurrence of discomfort that suggest the replacement is not working anymore. It does not sound as if your mother has been using the hip that often so it may still be intact. If it worries you, you can always ask the orthopaedic surgeon who did thee operation on her for an opinion.
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