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Average age for knee replacement?


Samruddhi Bhartiya

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Answered on 23rd May '24

No, there's no average age for knee replacement.

However, younger patients are often discouraged from opting for this surgery because:

  • It is assumed that younger patients will require another knee replacement surgery owing to their high participation in rigorous activities.
  • Younger candidates are also more prone to experiencing prosthetics failure ((that is, incapability of the device in ensuring proper functioning of the joints - same can be attributed to infection of the implants, mechanical failure in the device, or loosening of the device)), which thus calls for revision surgery.


Additionally, doctors often evaluate patients on a case-by-case basis to prescribe total/partial knee replacement - and below mentioned are the points that factor into their decision-making: 

  • Degenerative joint diseases as well as the strength of bone.
  • Stiffness.
  • Knee deformity.
  • And/or any such condition which restricts your daily physical movement.

Only case in which you will disqualify for knee replacement surgery is if your bones are too weak to support implants.

To conclude: There's no upper cap to knee replacement age, or any knee replacement age limit.


A good surgeon orthopedic plays a vital role in building a safe experience and delivering better results for knee replacement surgery, refer our page to find skilled & experienced surgeons - knee replacement surgeons.


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Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj

Orthopaedic Surgery

Answered on 23rd May '24

55+ is an average age. But patients with systematic form of arthrtits or post traumatic etc might need Knee replacement at an earlier age

Dr Rufus Vasanth Raj

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Answered on 23rd May '24


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