Hi, Alan. I’m really hoping this doc can give you some answers. It is very disheartening to have on-going pain and struggle to find solutions. I’ll be very interested to hear what he has to say. Make sure you take your list of questions and points you’d like to cover. Deep breath. Best wishes and positive vibes for Wednesday. Pat
Everything is connected...so I'm hoping that the issue that has been plaguing you, once resolved, is likely to resolve all the things that arise from compensation.
Of course I have no direct insight, but I think of your long journey often, and you know I will be on your corner as you search for a resolution.
Virtual hugs for peace of mind after talking to the OS tomorrow, @allj
It's just a telehealth appointment and you are still in charge.
I know how wearying this has been and yeah, the timing with the 'we wont mention the dumb ole viris' isnt great...
But you have got alot of life you need to be living.
Hope you like this feller/lady?
Thank you so much for your thoughts! I'm doing poorly.
I had another THR for the right hip done on 9/21/20. I had a sharp pain when stretching and was x-rayed for a possible displacement. I may have dislodged a nerve that was cut after being trapped after a hernia operation (or not) but am having allot of pain in the groin during recovery.
But it's only been a month. I tried to do the same exercises on the left side where I had the previous THR and where the cup is raised about 2mm but this made the left leg pain worse walking upstairs, just walking and occasionally giving out at the top of the quad. I'm hoping it will die down again.
This last surgery made me realize I don't want to go through another hip surgery to revise it. I was forewarned about the possibility of multiple complications by the revision surgeon who did this last surgery as well as his nurse practitioner. When I told him that I was having a hard time living with the pain he referred me to a surgeon who could do a tenotomy even though he previously said they were too unpredictable to do. The referred surgeon had limited if any experience doing these and recommended cutting the muscle at the cup rather than at the trochanter saying it may grow back adding that there weren't enough done to say how frequently this happens.
I found a study reporting it grew back in 2 out of 209 cases. I believe he was doing this as a professional courtesy since the revision surgeon operated on his father. Just to complicate my decision, I had buttock pain previous to the left hip surgery (I thought from a torn labrum) but no pain in the groin. I am unsure of the source the continued buttock pain, so had an EMG done suggesting a distal demylenative neuropathy. I don't want to have the muscle cut if the buttock pain is from the prosthetic. So that is how I am. Not good really and confused.
I am looking for an experienced surgeon to do the tenotomy is Massachusetts. Any suggestions? Thanks for listening. I hate complaining!
You're much appreciated!!
Hello @allj - I'm sorry you're still having a bad time. I do hope this second hip replacement recovers more smoothly than your first one.
Here's a copy of our recovery guidelines, just to remind you: Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
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I do have another question in regards the first THR. I am probably going to have a tenotomy and need advice.
I met with a surgeon who is known for doing non-invasive laparoscopic surgery to discuss having a tenotomy. He said it is best to cut the psoas where it rubs the cup because there is a possibility of it growing back and also cutting it at the lower trochanter leaves it dangling possibly causing problems down the road. Is there any consensus on the best place to cut the psoas for a tenotomy?