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[THR] post hip replacement pain

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Ian C, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Ian C

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    Hi Guys
    I have just been given the go ahead for my second hip replacement but I am still getting pain from my first one 5 months post op, my surgeon advised me the cup has been positioned wrong and the pain is from one of the muscles having to work harder than normal and will settle down eventually , has anyone else had this and did it settle down.

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    @Ian C Welcome to BoneSmart!
    Hmmm, if it's positioned wrong why isn't your OS advising to go in and fix it? Is the same surgeon doing your second THR?

    I'll tag our medical expert @Josephine and see if she has any suggestions.
     
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    My surgeon said although it is positioned slightly wrong it will settle down once the muscle has built up more strength , I can only hope he is right
     
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    I think you need a second opinion.

    What's the name of the surgeon and the hospital? I'll see if there's anyone good in your area.
     
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    I am now 3 days post op I can't believe the difference from my first hip replacement 7 months ago! I have so much more movement and actually tied my own shoe laces (foot on a stool). Still very sore but that is to be expected but very happy bunny
     
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    @Ian C Glad to hear things are going well for you. I think having been through it once before helps a lot with the second recovery. I was not nearly as scared the second time around :)

    Kyle
    PS Go Reds!
     
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    Well done! Here's your reading! Mind you study it well :)

    Here are the BoneSmart mantras ....
    - rest, elevate, ice and take your pain meds by the clock
    - if it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physiotherapist - to do it to you
    - if your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again
    - if you won't die if it's not done, don't do it
    - never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can go to sleep!
    - be active as much as you need to be but not more than is necessary, meaning so much that you end up being in pain, exhausted or desperate to sit down or lay down!

    Pain management and the pain chart
    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of THR recovery
    Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
    Energy drain for THRs
    Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
    Activity progression for THRs
    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.
     
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    I recently had an X-ray on my second hip replacement which was fine but the X-ray showed early indications the the cement holding the cup on my first hip replacement was failing :boohoo: :boohoo:

    Also getting pain from outside of my thigh


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    Yes you would get pain in your thigh if the cup is loose.

    Since you obviously didn't see my previous post, I'll ask again:
    What's the name of the surgeon and the hospital? I'll see if there's anyone good in your area - if you want to that is.
     
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    Sorry Josephine I did see your previous post but even with the problems I am happy with my surgeon , just being inquisitive are you in the U.K.?
    Thanks for your help


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    That's what it says under my name, same as you. We both have a Union Jack! :)
     
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    I am 16 months since ny first hip replacement when I had an X-ray to check my second hip replacement (8 months ago) they found the cement securing the cup was failing and I am now experiencing severe pain , has anyone experienced this I am now 53
    Also the positioning of the stem into my femur is not at a good angle


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    @Ian C You will notice that I merged the second thread you started with your existing recovery thread. We like members in recovery to post all their questions and concerns on one thread so that we have a history of your situation in one place when we advise you.

    You posted about your implant becoming loose previously on this thread. I see you are happy with your surgeon but frankly I would urge you to seek another opinion. Cement should not fail - especially so early out of surgery. And if the implant was not placed correctly you certainly don't want that surgeon to have another go do you? You need a revision specialist. We can help you find someone if you would like. If you are nervous about posting the surgeon's name and hospital please PM them to me.
     
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    Forgive me if i am wrong, but it sounds like you have had both hips done at this point?
    I hope you can find answers. Definitely pm @Josephine so she can possibly help you find another surgeon. She is an orthopedic or nurse and really has a great deal of knowledge.
     
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    No DO NOT pm Josephine! I'd prefer that comments like this go in your thread and not in a private message.
    Otherwise the general readership is deprived of the information which is why BoneSmart works as well as it does.
     
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    Forgive me @Josephine, I thought I read that he could pm you the name of his surgeon if he didn't want to put it in the thread. My apologies. I will edit my post if you like.
     
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    No, that's okay. I did tell him that. It seems I never read your post properly :doh: Sorry about that!
     
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    Hi Guys
    I have just seen my surgeon as my first hip replacement which I had done 16 months ago is giving me a lot of pain ,I think I got it slightly wrong as I thought the cup was positioned wrong but it is actually the stem going into my femur is at the wrong angle and my femur is leaning out pushing on muscles and bursa which is most probably causing the pain as well as the cement holding the cup in position is breaking down.
    I have got to have fluid taken from my hip under theatre conditions to check for bacteria is that comes back negative I am being referred to a revision surgeon but the hospital I attend does not have one at the moment (Southport & Ormskirk) so I will be getting referred to Wrightington hospital which I think a certain person is familiar with.
     
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    Fingers crossed the fluid comes back clean. Sounds like you are in good hands going to Wrightington.
     
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    Just got out of Theatre after aspiration of my hip with good results no infection in hip replacement so now getting referred to revision surgeon


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