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do I need hip replacement?

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by boots, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. boots

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    I had a partial knee replacement just over 2 years ago. I have not posted for several months.

    It seems like overnight a few months ago I started having pain so severe I cannot put my left foot up to put my sock on the same side I had the knee replaced. I usually have help to put my sock on but can do it myself, it just takes a while and is so painful. I avoid doing it as long as I can and have even worn socks to bed a couple times so I didn't have to face putting them on in the morning.

    I have not been to my primary care Dr yet, that is coming next week for sure. Walking does not seem to bother me, unless I have been sitting for a while or standing doesn't either unless I stand in one place for a long time. Ibuprofen and Tylenol arthritis do not help with the pain at all.

    Do you sometime need a hip replacement after knee replacement? I dread the thought of another surgery to put another foreign object in my body. The knee replacement has been a great thing for me. I am back to all my normal activities and still work every day.
    thanks!
     
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  2. Jaycey

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    @boots Unfortunately it is very common to need another joint replaced. But the only way to determine if you need THR is an x-ray. Do see your PCP to get scheduled for an x-ray.

    Please let us know how it goes.
     
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    Sure sounds like hip trouble but you never know. If nothing else, I understand hips are much easier than knees. Hopefully you can get xrays and a surgical consult soon.
     
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    It's not an inevitable consequence but not unheard of either. I have a sister who had both hips and knees done, knee 1, knee2, hip 1, hip 3! That's not uncommon either but neither is it all connected.
    That also is common. There are NO pain meds that will manage this kind of pain. None at all. Sorry!
     
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    Hip pain is usually in the groin area.
     
  6. Josephine

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    That's incorrect, @onespirit Hip pain CAN be in the groin area but it can also be pretty much anywhere,
     
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    My surgeons have told me over the years that if pain on outside of hip it is most likely a back problem. I have had 4 hip replacements & my pain was & is in groin. I am speaking about my experience not as a professional.
     
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    100% agree.
     
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  9. boots

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    thanks for your replies, I have an appointment Friday with my PCP
     
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    Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.
     
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    We're pullin for ya @boots, we're all in this together :puppysmooze:
     
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