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[HIP INFECTION] Infection in hip

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by rob523, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. rob523

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    Having surgery today to remove my 8 week old THR on right side. Was in major pain and test revealed infection. Spacer loaded with antibiotics to be put in and the daily antibiotics until infection gone. New hip will then be put in. This will be s long process. Hoping all goes well
    I am a 67 year old man and this is my 4th hip operation. Left side done 6 years ago and then revised a year later because of metal on metal poisoning.

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  2. Krista

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    You have been through the mill, @rob523! I am so sorry you have an infection and must go the spacer route. And this after a previous revision on your other hip. Several people here have had spacers, and I am sure you will get some good information from them about their experiences.
     
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    I sympathize with you and your experiences with hip surgeries. Just take it one day at a time and please keep us updated on your progress. Best of luck!
     
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    @rob523 Welcome to BoneSmart. So sorry you have to go through this. Dealing with an infection is indeed a long process. Please let us know how your surgery goes. We are with you on this!
     
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    @rob523.
    So sorry to hear about your current predicament. You've found a great place here on Bonesmart to help you with your issues. Please keep us posted on your progress and I'm sure soon that other people who have had similar difficulties will be along to make you feel that you are not alone.
    All the challenges you have in relation to your hip and infection are resolvable so try to focus on that and I wish you good health over time.
    Joe.......
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear about you infection. I had one in my right hip a few weeks after the full hip replacement was done. It's a long process. You will get better and get your normal life back. I'm 3 months post op from my revision. I'm doing well. I feel healthier and am walking on my treadmill again. I was 63 when I got the infection and turned 64 right before the revision. I still need my cane about 50% of the time indoors and always outdoors. I'm in the US in Western PA. Any questions, ask away. Others will share their experiences as well. Take care and good luck.


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    Wow, you poor chap! My heart goes out to you.

    If you would be kind enough to give us the dates of all your surgeries, I'll put them in your signature for you.
     
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    My thoughts are with you today Rob..

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  9. rob523

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    Hi everybody. Three weeks into having daily infusion of antibiotics to fight my infection. Walking with crutches and actually coping pretty well. March 30th is the day the pikk line comes out and that will be the end of the infusions. Weekly blood work for the next 6 weeks to monitor infection. If all is well surgery to replace spacer with new hip will take place on May 22. So far infection numbers going down. Optimistic


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    Sounds like good progress. May 22 will be here before you know it. Good thoughts going your way.


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    Thanks Linda


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    Sounds like things are going as well as could be expected. Hang in there @rob523 . Just a bump in the recovery road.
     
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    Hope all goes well for you!
     
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    @bocca2017 - Thanks for posting on this forum. I sympathize with you having an infection and needing a revision. We all hope all goes well and it sounds promising so far. Please keep us updated going forward. Best of luck!
     
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