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  1. prairienut

    [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.
  2. prairienut

    [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...
  8. prairienut

    [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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    [REVISION THR] My RTHR journey and the road back to an active life.

    @CPH, just read through your thread after you commented on mine. I'll be thinking about you in three weeks when you start weight-bearing on that hip. That will be a big day! In the meantime, it sounds like you are healing steadily from the surgery. Hoping the best for you and a complete...
  12. prairienut

    Revision THR scheduled for July

    Good luck tomorrow! Check back in with us when you are recovered enough. We care. Revisions rock!
  13. prairienut

    [REVISION THR] dislocation two weeks after revision<

    Ahhh, with that view you must be at HSS. Outstanding facility. Which surgeon did your revision? Mine was done there on January 3, and I was really pleased with the care I received. Six months out, I feel fully recovered. Did they replace both components? I had only the femoral stem...
  14. prairienut

    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    @Mojo333, Well, I am nearly 6 months out from my revision, and I remain very happy with the result. I have asked for my surgeon to be added to the database so I can give him a review here. He has been known to tell patients, "I love doing revisions!" This is just the type of confidence you...
  15. prairienut

    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    Oh, Sorry Izabel. I had you confused with another hippie. You probably should not start backpacking now. Besides, you are an inspiration even without the backpacking!
  16. prairienut

    Revision THR scheduled for July

    I believe the first was a Depuy Corail. The revision surgeon said it was a model with a good track record. Bearing surfaces were ceramic on metal. I had no metallosis or infection. It was aseptic loosening.
  17. prairienut

    Revision THR scheduled for July

    I had a revision in January for a loose femoral stem ten years after the original THR. There was no infection, no metallosis, just a very loose, as in detached, stem. Fortunately, I did not need the acetabular component replaced, just a new lining. I'm happy to report that the recovery from...
  18. prairienut

    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    Thank you all for your words of optimism and support. It means a lot. @Izabel, I have been following your backpacking adventures and am very impressed. You a good sport and a trooper! But that is why you are able to enjoy your life so much. You're willing to take a chance. It's truly...
  19. prairienut

    [REVISION THR] A new year and new hope: revision for loosened THR

    Yesterday, I had my 5-1/2 month follow-up with Dr. Bradford Waddell at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) center in Stamford, CT. He said the x-rays of my right hip revision looked "perfect." I am having no pain except for a very mild occasional ache in the front of my thigh. He said this...

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