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I remember feeling like it was an expedition when left to fend for myself also with my two new hips...and my recliner was my "nest".I've planned this expedition to include collection of an ice pack as I pass the freezer!
I woke Monday morning feeling very unwell. I had a headache, a raised temperature, even more aches and pains, felt a bit sick, felt very worried. By lunchtime I'd started sneezing and had all the signs of a cold. I can't tell you how relieved I was! Pleased to say I'm feeling much better now.I hate to hear you have been suffering with a cold
My first revision on this hip (in 2014) was because I'd been experiencing frequent subluxations (partial dislocations) caused by poor alignment of my original THR. The original stem and bone had bonded very well, and my surgeon had to resort to an osteotomy to remove the stem. This included removing the greater trochanter from the femur. My understanding is that my surgeons didn't want to use a claw plate to reattach it (I was told that they can bring a whole new set of problems) but, despite a period of very partial weight bearing, the fracture failed to unite as expected. For this revision, a new fixation technique has been used, I'll know more when I see my x-rays next week.What do you mean when you say your greater trochanter is now finally attached?
Yikes indeed !! I only knew of the VERY RARE occurence because I'd read https://bonesmart.org/hip/hip-revision-surgery/I didn't realize there was a risk of the prosthesis itself fracturing. Yikes!
Thank you, it means a lot . And best wishes for your appointment at HSS next month, by the sound of your updates it will just be a formality. You've made wonderful progress and are an inspiration. Congratulations!I wish you a continuing and complete recovery from this latest revision. Sending healing thoughts your way.