Update from late December 2019 ~ now in constant pain from full length of left femur.
Swelling still remains same size and causing considerable discomfort, especially when trying to sleep.
Also, if I sneeze or ‘jolt’ my left hip, the pain in the joint is excruciating. It’s like a short bolt of...
Another MRI scan recommended by Mr Roysam and another biopsy attempt.
Xrays revealed the left hip to be in good condition but right hip now in poor condition.
Swelling physically examined by Mr Roysam. Been three years since left hip was replaced and one year since hip revision surgery. Swelling...
After a long absence I can now update.
Approximately 12 months ago I had the Hip revision surgery. The initial Hip replacement was taken out and replaced.
The fist sized swelling is still there and did not reduce, even after this second surgery and full recovery period.
I am in extreme...
Just an update regarding my condition.
Unfortunately the large swelling on and around the two Op sites is still there, slightly larger than my open hand and still uncomfortable.
It is tender and causes me constant mild pain across to my upper groin area.
I am still waiting for a referral...
Just an update - TH review in July 2018 as First Hip was causing Cobalt Poising.
Readings were over double safe level and I was told the only way to stop it was to have the Hip replaced
Op successful in that the Cobalt level reduced to safe amount, but large swelling still remains over Hip Site...
zinnia, thank you for your comments and support.
Not entirely sure about the options, they are to be discussed on 16/3 by Consultant.
With regard to support, fortunately my wife has been there for me at all times. Unfortunately she suffers from health problems that have resulted in seven...
To beachlady2 -Hi, not sure if my advice is of any help, but hopefully it may be of some comfort.
Last year at 63yrs of age, I had both feet operated on within six months.
The surgeon operated on eight toes overall (not the big toes). The arthritic bone was removed from each toe and the tendons...
Hi Josephine - I am aware of the details, but the Hip Specialist read the notes in front of me last Friday. His exact description was a metal on metal with a ceramic liner. He seemed quite surprised that this type had been used.
I have checked the hospital discharge notes and pre op papers, it...
Hi - I deliberately kept the threads separate as it would may have seemed a contradiction when I was praising the surgeries I had undergone, then in the next post explaining that I had problems post-op.
Also, in reply to the details of the problem, I specifically said in the post that I would...
Hi, I just want to add a few words of reassurance to anyone considering surgery.
Over the last seven years I have had both knees replaced, cage in my lower spine, ’anchors’ inserted in both shoulders, eight toes ’fused’ and left hip replaced.
Apart from a problem with my left hip (subject of...
I had my left hip fully replaced in July 2016.
Sadly I have developed major problems which will require revision surgery in the near future.
Can I ask if anyone else has experienced problems with this type of surgery?
I will add further details to my initial post.
Thank you - Paul (NE England)
Mr Roysam has instigated all investigations regarding the swelling.
The non malignant result was given after I had the MRI scan.
Nothing at all has been mentioned regarding injections. The only procedure mentioned that was a possibility was ‘invasive surgery’
The pain from the swelling...
Thank you for your interest
The new joint was the ‘Genesis 2’
With regards to Mr Roysam, I should have mentioned that he is a lovely chap and I have my utmost faith in him. (He did the spinal procedure as well as my hip)
I will update my post later with regard to op dates and also the site...
Hi - I had my left Hip replaced in July 2016 at Sunderland hospital. (Surgeon Mr Roysam) The stem that goes into the femur was a new short experimental type. I am one of around 400 patients in the UK on a ten year trial using this shortened version (to avoid bone splinter, aid recovery, etc)