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Pain after one year of hip replacement surgery

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by joyce vignoles, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. joyce vignoles

    joyce vignoles New Member

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    I had hip replacement surgery on May 26th, 2005 and I had a wonderful recovery, I was back to my excersise routine, and I could not believe I did not have pain.
    And exactly a year later, I started with pain again. The doctor told me that the surgery is fine, what he did is good, had a couple of test done through him and pain is still here. I have been to therapists, acupuncture, chiropractors, and I still don't know what is wrong with me.
    I am desperate, please what can I do now. I have been told it might be the sciatic nerve, or scar tissue. I don't know.
     
  2. TigerMilk

    TigerMilk New Member

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    I really think in cases like this you have to push it. Talk to your family doctor. Write letters to whoever you think can make a difference. Send emails, basically make them stand up and listen. You shouldn't be in pain, it is not in your head and frankly You didn't go through the operation to find yourself in this position a year later. Shout enough times and you will be heard. Lifes to short for constant pain, I have learnt that. Cheers
     
  3. Mikelew

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    I had this same thing happen except that it was almost immediately after my right hip replacement (the left was done a couple of years earlier). I eventually had a revision 11 months later and then had 4 dislocations before a second revision in Aug 2006 (a spacer was inserted between the ball and socket to prevent future dislocations) and then a blood infection in Nov 2006 that almost killed me and required the right hip be totally cut back open and flushed with 10 liters of fluid. I had to have a pic line for 6 weeks to insert antibiotics almost directly into my heart... But, as for the pain that started immediately after the first right hip surgery, it was still located in the groin area. As many doctors describe hip pain, it should not radiate anywhere but in your groin, or as in my situation, it started down the outside of my thigh and turned into the inside of my leg at the knee. Also, if the socket is loose and moves in the hip bone, it can cause pain in the groin area as well. If you have buttock pain that radiates down the leg and into the foot, it is more likely back pain or referred pain from a back issue. I learned a lot about the spine from 1 neck surgery, 2 back surgeries, a nerve stimulator implant and removal, 1 left hip replacement and 5 right hip replacements/operations and 4 hip dislocations.
     
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    You have a very sound knowledge of the situation there, Mike and thank you for the post.

    However, the OP left that post around 8 months ago and apparently hasn't posted since!

    Shame!

    How are you now, though? Are things resolved?
     
  5. hatty

    hatty New Member

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    hello joyce l had my left hip replaced in feb 2006 l had problems just like you only mine started a few weeks after the surgery no one would listen to me l was sent for physio which nearly killed me the pain was terrible,after about eight months l started to really complain they gave me a bone scan and found that my femur was fractured so l had to have the operation done again in august this year,l cant tell you the relief lm doing great.now dont sit back and let them tell you what they think it is l have learned from experience, you know you own body best ask to be scanned so they can se whats goin on hope everything turns out ok let me know wont you good luck. hatty
     
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    Thank you, hatty, and I am delighted that your experience had such a good outcome. But as I pointed out the the previous poster, that post was left in February and the member hasn't been back since so I am sure her problem must have been sorted by now!
     
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