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[Fractured neck of Femur/pinning] Groin pain, possible infection

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by denbob, May 10, 2019.

  1. denbob

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    18 months post op after THR due to a neck of femur fracture. Have really severe pain in groin especially getting in car and going up stairs. Had wound infection. Now surgeon thinks l've got infection in joint. Had xrays, CT scans. All ok. l have RA so my CRP levels are never normal. Now awaiting hip aspiration. l'm really scared. Recovery was so hard l don’t think l could go through this again.
     
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    @denbob ,
    You'll notice that I have moved your newest post and started your recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you have your own recovery thread:
    • That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing advice.
    • With your own recovery thread, you will see the posts and advice others have left for you.
    • Having only one thread will act as a diary of your progress that you can look back on.
    So please post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here. If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.
    If you need an urgent response to a question, just tag a member of staff.
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    denbob,
    Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!

    Sorry to hear you have had such a rough time in recovery, you can click on any blue fractured neck prefix in the recovery forum and a list of members who have had a similar surgery will pop up.

    Do you have an infection doctor working with you? If not suggest you seek one out, you can start with asking your surgeon or your primary doctor.

    Recommend you seek a second opinion for your hip, from a surgeon specializing in Revisions, they have the education and background to determine what is happening with troubled knees. Look for a surgeon specializing in complex joint reconstruction or revisions. They should have no relationship with your present OS, not even golf buddies.

    We are all scared facing when facing a situation similar to your, you will find many supportive members here who will share their experiences with you.

    Please post your surgery date, a moderator will add it to your signature for you. Having the exact date will help us properly advise you. Thanks!
     
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    Hello,
    Welcome to BoneSmart. Thanks for joining us.
    I'm sorry you're struggling, afraid and unsure of your next steps.
    We're here for you if you need us. You'll find a lot of support and encouragement through the forum no matter what the future holds. Stay in touch and let us know what your hear.
    Wishing you peace and comfort. :console2:

    Here is a link to a few others who've dealt with the same -
    https://bonesmart.org/forum/view/hip-replacement-recovery-area.5/?prefix_id=74
    @denbob
     
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    If there is a hard to diagnose issue in a joint replacement, the procedure is always to do
    1. normal bloods including CRP
    2. a nuclear bone scan
    3. a joint aspiration

    1 can invariably return negative results.
    2 will only show unwarranted biological activity around the implants
    The only definitive proof is 3 which even then doesn't give specific comments, just shows flares where some biological activity has occurred but not whether it is infection or loosening.
    3 in these cases, aspiration is necessary as it will show a more definitive result IF there is infection present.
     
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