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    [REVISION THR] Fractured femoral prosthesis

    Hi @helenium, Thank you for the explanations and your kind words. Wow, they had to remove your GT to do the revision! I have read that the most difficult part of revision surgery is safely getting all the old components out. I remember my surgeon saying that my revision was relatively easy...
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    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    Yesterday was my 10-month revisi-versary. I continue to go to the gym twice a week and work on flexibility, balance, and strength. My trainer is a great believer in using body-weight exercises and poses rather than the exercise machines. I like this because I can do most of the exercises at...
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    [REVISION THR] Fractured femoral prosthesis

    @helenium You have an impressive list of surgeries since 2001! You sure have been through a lot. I have had just one revision so am a neophyte. So far, so good. Fingers crossed. I have a question for you. What do you mean when you say your greater trochanter is now finally attached? Do...
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    [REVISION THR] 55 male cyclist 2019 October Revision THR

    Wow, that is such encouraging news, Corey. May those blood tests continue to come back negative for infection. I hope this represents a turning of the corner towards complete recovery and wellness for you. There IS life after revision! Keep us posted. We care.
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    [REVISION THR] 55 male cyclist 2019 October Revision THR

    Ah, Corey, that was some tough news about the blood counts, but as others have said, you have the right attitude to get through whatever comes next. Good to hear the docs are aggressively addressing the situation. We will be looking for your updates. Sending healing thoughts your way.
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    [REVISION THR] 55 male cyclist 2019 October Revision THR

    Wishing you the best possible outcome, Corey. I too had a loose femoral stem, but it became an obvious problem only after 10 years. One possible cause was that the original stem was too small. My revised hip feels more natural and comfortable than the first one ever did. I have very long...
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    [REVISION THR] Aditi's recovery thread

    Hi @Aditi , I was intrigued by the description of your femur as a "champagne flute" shape. I have sort of the opposite femur type which could have contributed to my femoral implant loosening. I have what one surgeon termed a "stovepipe" femur. [These OSs sure have colorful ways of...
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    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    @Mojo333 , I'm happy to share my experiences with others if it can help in some small way. I am just past the 9-month mark, and everything with the revised hip seems fine and normal. No significant change in the last several months. I am working out with a trainer twice a week at the gym...
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    [THR] Discouraged<

    @SaraK , I really like the idea of a third party reviewing a case of ongoing pain after THR and better yet, an anonymous review. I'm sure bias as well as incompetence/inexperience contribute to missed diagnoses. I have read some threads here where the patient has severe 24/7 pain several...
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    [THR] Discouraged<

    @Kona Girl , I have a close friend who acquired CRPS following a TKR. Yes, very difficult to treat, and I read it is important to treat it right away so central nervous system pathways don't get burned in. She went to a special pain management class sponsored by Mayo to learn how to best live...
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    [REVISION THR] Odd sensations after hip hardware revision

    Like RobertHip1, I also am skeptical of the PTSD theory. It sounds like they are just grasping at ideas because they cannot explain the sensation otherwise. In my own experience, I have seen that OSs cannot always identify a loose prosthesis from just an x-ray. They probably can easily see...
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    [THR] Discouraged<

    I had a revision of my right THR after 10 years due to a loose femoral component. I had the typical start up pain after sitting and instability in the joint which caused falls out of the blue. The last few months before revision surgery, I was totally non weight bearing and using crutches...
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    [REVISION THR] My RTHR journey and the road back to an active life.

    Wishing you a relaxing getaway to Santa Barbara this weekend. I have some family there and hope to visit someday. In a few weeks you will have your x-ray and most likely be able to put some weight on that leg. What a change that will be! It's been a long stretch for you. I saw the...
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    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    Greetings Bonesmarties: Here it is, my 7-month revision recovery milestone. The surgery to fix my loose femoral stem is a distant memory at this point. I cannot say there has been any appreciable change since last month, and that is good news. I remain pain-free. Maybe occasionally there...

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