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Recent content by Beckford

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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I had a letter today from one of Prof H registrars. It’s quite technical but it reads as follows: I have reviewed the imaging today with Jane. Her right hip replacement shows to be well fixed with nicely orientated components. Her recent MRI shows significant TFL hypertrophy. There is a...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Not much news to report except my case is being discussed at RNOH next Wednesday at a meeting of all the hip consultants. Having had this right hip revised 3 times now I am not sure if it can be done again without huge risk of infection, instability and ultimately ending up without a hip at...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I have been told that I can have the fluid around my hip drained using ultrasound guidance. However this will not deal with the solid mass but it might give pain relief. Unfortunately it is likely the fluid will collect again unless the pseudotumour is respected and completely removed. I have...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I don’t have the exact dates of the dislocations. The first was about 8 weeks post op and the last was Boxing Day , the rest were pretty evenly spread between those time although I remember a two week window where it dislocated 3 times in a around 10 days! Sorry I cannot be more specific, I...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    You are absolutely right, I did have a custom made acetabulum, it’s still in the store room at RNOH. My hip dislocated a total of 6 times, the last time being Boxing Day. Because it has stayed in place it was decided as it appeared text book perfect on all images to give it more time and...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Thank you, it’s a great comfort having somewhere to turn when everything seems like it’s falling apart! I am very grateful!
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    After still complaining of pain , my recent MRI showed a pseudotumour. It’s quite large 10 x5 x3.5 cm. it appears to be contained within a capsule and possibly the residue of the haematoma I had post right hip revision. I have been advised that the fluid content can be drained using ultrasound...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Thanks Layla, you are right I have to get this done and if I could have it done tomorrow I would, it’s the waiting that’s getting me down. This forum really helps, your continued support and care is wonderful. I must keep positive thoughts in my head!
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I had an email today from the registrar at Stanmore and I am to be seen in clinic on the 18th of January , meanwhile my new implant is being manufactured. Hopefully my revision will be mid February which seems such a long time to wait feeling bored, miserable and afraid. This will be my 5th...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Thank you so much I hope so too. My new hip is being made and I am waiting to hear when I will have my revision. Happy New Year to you all Jane
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Thank you that’s a relief I didn’t really want the added worry of trying to change consultants at this stage. Getting through Christmas has been really tough and since my Boxing Day dislocation I have felt so tired all I want to do is stay in bed or sit by my cosy wood burner but I do feel like...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I did ask Josephine about this very matter and she said to stick with Prof Hart at Stanmore., Now I don’t know what to do!!
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Dear Josephine Professor Hart is my present surgeon and yes I was going to get him to do the revision. Should I go elsewhere? Could you please kindly look at my Xrays , do you see a problem? One of the orthopaedic nurses at Salisbury seemed to think these dislocations were due to the components...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    I am faced with a dilemma. Often the case when you have two coexisting conditions. My gut feeling is get the SI joint sorted first because I imagine with that being unstable it’s not helping the hip. I am seeing my consultant on the 3rd January and so far we have discussed removing the rods...
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    Revision THR Pseudotumour

    Yes of course. 3 years ago I had my right sacroiliac joint fused. Unfortunately this did not go well. One rod was completely in the wrong place and now the remaining two show as being loose. This gets picked up on a ct spect scan where the area lights up .tThis is sometimyreferred to as...

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