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"Clicky hip".

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lizg

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I had my first hip replacement on June 1st 2006. Due to loosening of the shaft the titanium cup and shaft were removed 6 weeks ago and replaced with a differently shaped ceramic shaft and cup. It is thought that the first hip replacement failed because I had been treated with radiotherapy 5 years earlier for what was thought to be a single breast cancer metastasis on the head of the femur.
The first hip replacement seemed to be working very well at first but I could feel it “clunk and donk" at different times with different movements. This feeling did not improve as time went on but became more marked.
The replacement is only 6 weeks old but occasionally it will be a little "clicky". The strength of these clicks is nothing compared to the old hip but I am most concerned that they signal that something is going wrong.
Please could anyone tell me if they could occasionally feel this "click" as they moved their new joint? I am hoping that someone with a successful replacement has also experienced this feeling.
 

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I believe that is the case on occasion. And that it means nothing. However, to set your mind at rest, I recommend you go see you surgeon or doctor to get things checked out. Otherwise you will continue to worry anyway.
 

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lizg,

i'm a 35 yr old active female, and had my THR 8 weeks ago. I have noticed a little click at times...
 
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Thank you very much for your reply. I was supposed to see my surgeon yesterday for the post-op six week check but the appointment was changed to the 31st March. He has been everything I could ask for in a surgeon but for something like this I am pretty sure he will say not to worry as everything looks fine so your reassurance is much appreciated.
Reading the other questions and answers on this site has been most helpful and. It is good to know that there is somewhere to go once you have been signed off from hospital.
A big thank you to you and all your contributors. Liz.
 

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You are most welcome - nice to know the site is serving its purpose!

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