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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by lotusbuds, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. lotusbuds

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    Would someone be able to explain to me what a 'collapsed hip' is? I've heard it mentioned a few times here and once by an English friend. I asked my PT here in the US and he didn't know what it meant either.
    Thanks.
     
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    My left hip collapsed pre THR. Basically the "ball" part (femur) of the joint was flattened - more like a oval than a rounded ball. The cup part (acetabulum) looked like Swiss cheese. And the femur had shifted half way out of the acetabulum - very ugly and horridly painful. I could feel the bones grinding with every step.
     
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    @Jaycey I am so sorry to hear about your hip collapsing before your THR. Thank you for explaining what it means. It sounds very painful. Ouch!
    Happy Holidays to you and to all on this forum. I am so grateful to have found the amazing resource.
     
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    I am looking for a magnesium oil cream that will help with my hip pain. Anyone know a good product that works for them?
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    Re icing: I have a lot of pain at night and usually take something but am thinking icing may be helpful after reading a lot of posts here on this forum. I am hesitant to add something cold to my warm bed in the middle of winter. I often use my heating pad. I know once I have surgery I will need to ice a lot so should get started.
    Any advice or hints and tips?
    Thanks!
     
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    Can you get hold of Lidocaine patches? They really helped me when my pain was bad. The NHS here don’t prescribe them as expensive but a very kind lady gave me some when I was on holiday and they really helped.
     
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    Get the smaller gel packs and wrap a towel around them before you ice. A small pack will mean you are not spreading the cold to other areas of your bed. I took an ice pack to bed every night for weeks post RTHR. It an excellent pain reliever.
     
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    You can try it now,
    but just as pain relievers cease to help pre surgery, Don't think Ice will be useful at this stage.
    But we are all different, so Whatever Works!

    Works beautifully, as Jaycey said, for post-op swelling and discomfort.

    I stayed on a heating pad for months prior to surgery, somewhat soothing...but certainly doesn't help completely.
    Thought I would not care for icing but it was:ice:aah!
    Hope the next weeks roll by fast for you.
     
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    @lotusbuds ,
    Hi! I am wondering where in the Pacific NW you are. I am from Bothell and also scheduled for hip replacement 3/1 at Virginia Mason Hospital. Maybe we can share progress!
     
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    @Granny6,
    I moved your thread addressing lotusbuds to her thread, lotusbuds is more likely to see your post, and reply.
     

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