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Fobbed off with Physiotherapy

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Sue31, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Sue31

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    I’ve got by bilateral protrusio and osteoarthritis in both hips. Had mri to confirm both with a private consultant which I was recommended on here but have been fobbed off with 3 months Phsyio. Which is doing nothing. What do I do now ???
     
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    I had a couple months of PT. Apparently, it shows that you cannot be fixed/helped by the PT. I understand many insurance carriers want to know that 'everything' has been tried before they will authorize Surgery.
    NEXT TIME: Before I post, I will look up the problem before I spout off. I didn't know protrusio. :banghead:
     
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    PT will do nothing for your condition. I would go back to your GP and ask for a referral for a second opinion. I am surprised the private consultant recommended PT!
     
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    It just sounds like a box ticking exercise. They probably don’t want to jump straight in with a replacement because of your age. I imagine I’m going to be put through a similar scenario very shortly. 3 months of physio for a damaged joint does seem a little strange though.
     
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    @Sue31 You need a new surgeon. If you would like my help in finding someone please let me know.
     
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  6. Sue31

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    @Jaycey new surgeon?? I can’t afford to pay private again . I was told the surgeon I saw was the best in my area and came highly recommended. So not sure what to do now
     
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    Sounds like they are trying to waste time because of your age. I have been there, and despite the decline in quality of life, I still had to go through things that did zip...hang in there! :tiredwheel:
     
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    @ Jaycey
    I read above where you were offering to help a member find another surgeon. I have been in touch with Josephine but she maybe having trouble finding or hearing of a good surgeon who will operate on a 171/2 stone 74 year old !
    Just wondering if you had heard of anybody please?
    Best Wishes and Happy New Year.
    Margaret.
     
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    Well I wouldn't say he is the best if he is just sending you to PT. Up to you, but you can always ask your GP for a referral to the NHS. You may have to wait - but with this PT business you are waiting anyway.
     
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    Even if you are having to check the boxes, my surgeon told me after I finally got my OA diagnosis, that physical therapy would do nothing but aggravate my hips.
    If you go, make sure you don't let them require you to do things that make it worse.
     
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    I was diagnosed with protrusio acetabuli with osteoarthritis in July. Physiotherapy is definitely a bad move. I had 4 months of it and I’m far worse than when I started. Now I’m on three lots of tablets and waiting for cortisone injections as I’m too young at 40 for replacements until I’m 50 . Hope you get on ok
     
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    That is so not right! We had a member here who was 15 and she got a hip replacement! I see you are in Norwich, my home town and where I trained as a nurse. Would you let me suggest some surgeons who would be more sympathetic?
     
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    @Sue31 I was 38 when I had my right hip replaced and 42 when I had my left, with thr same condition. 10 years of medication and pain is not better for you than a hip replacement which is the only treatment. Thankfully the Physio I went to initially refused to treat me at all until I'd seen an OS and OS was clear phsyio and meds wouldn't help. I would strongly urge you to follow Josephine's advice and attend a more enlightened surgeon. Good luck!
     
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    @Josephine
    I’ve been to see Mr John Nolan at his private clinic had mri etc and he said Phsyio and if that doesn’t work then injections as I’m to young. I asked what about the pain I’m in and was told I need to push through it

    Nora, Mr Nolan was recommended in August to me by Josephine Would love to see another surgeon but I can’t afford to unfortunately
     
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    @LancHotpot hi there I was also diagnosed with protrusio acetabuli in October last year.

    I have had a hip problem all my life with very limited movement from a young age. I could never cross legs etc etc. Over the last 10 years I had been buying Velcro shoes and to avoid socks wherever possible! My legs have been slowly getting closer together and movement became very limited. The pain was in my groin when I stood up as I couldn't straighten my leg and felt like I had to pop it back in. A friend of mine had a hip op and I thought maybe that's my problem??

    I was very shocked when I saw the x-ray as there was basically no pelvic wall left. I think if I had left it any longer like @Josephine says the consequences of not getting a THR didn't bear thinking about! They didn't even suggest PT I just went straight on the list.

    I am now 13 days post op and although the pain is still there in my crotch due to the bone graft I am confident I will get my life back by the time the next one is done. It does seem to take a bit more time to get over the op from just a standard THR but you are young so get it done!

    Get another opinion definitely. Good luck!! Felt like I was the only one on here with protrusio acetabuli but we are not alone!!! Just special
     
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    So what's wrong with the NHS?

    If you wish, I can find you someone else to see.
     
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    GP refused to refer me to NHS at Norfolk and Norwich my local hospital until I’ve tried all treatments on offer
     
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    @Sue31 just saw the on-line Daily Mail, and was reading about the restrictions the NHS is putting on oa patients to get their joint replacements...varies between the Health Trusts, but generally 3-6 months on at least 2 different meds, wearing special shoes, installing handrails in their homes, doing exercise, and even then you only stand a chance if you are severely disabled AND having considerable pain. Is this really reflective of how it is in the UK now, or has it been talked up by tabloids?:sad:
     
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    Unfortunately that’s about right
     

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