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[REVISION THR] Swelling problem

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@ChefClay It seems so sad you are still having to deal with this swelling and pain, I think I would be starting to make a nuisance of myself to get an appointment at the pain clinic. They really should be rushing you through to get some help for you and advice. Hopefully someone on bonesmart will be able to help you with more information, thinking of you x
 

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Sadly this is now affecting my normal gait and it has hindered the progress of the second hip replacement.
I would imagine it is.
Extremely disappointed with the persons concerned, feel let down when I needed their help and advice the most. I cannot even get another appointment to see the relevant Surgeon(s) as the waiting list has increased dramatically -some reason to do with the hospital’s admin procedure.
Yes, I've recently been a victim of this. But do ring your surgeon's secretary, tell you you've heard nothing yet and ask her if she knows what the hold-up is.

I think I would be starting to make a nuisance of myself to get an appointment at the pain clinic. They really should be rushing you through to get some help for you and advice.
@clodaghcov please note when members are in the UK. Things don't work like that here. Nobody gets 'rushed through' for anything here unless it's a life-threatening issue and then the surgeon would get them an emergency admission.
 

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Sadly the NHS in the UK is a real lottery. I had to wait ages for my op. My friend in Devon will get hers within 6 months of being diagnosed.

I hope you get to see your OS soon! @ChefClay ... would it help to call the OS secretary and ask for a standby for a cancellation appt?
 

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:wave:I wish I had some helpful advice or thoughts.
I hate you are in pain...and am praying you get in soon.:console2:
 

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@Josephine Of course you are right, but having sat in the pain clinic and chatting to the fraut looking sister, I said gosh what an enormous pile of notes--her reply these are all the people who did not turn up for their appointment! So always worth letting the clinic know if you are able to take a cancellation.
 
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After a long absence I can now update.
Approximately 12 months ago I had the Hip revision surgery. The initial Hip replacement was taken out and replaced.
The fist sized swelling is still there and did not reduce, even after this second surgery and full recovery period.
I am in extreme discomfort and it now affects my everyday life from walking to sleeping.
I am due to see Mr Roysam later this morning at SRH, I would like an update to see if there is anything can be done at all, apart from referral to the Pain Clinic.
Will update later
 

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Hi @ChefClay
I am wondering what exactly they are referring to this swelling as...now?
I hate that it is still there and cannot be resolved. Prayers for answers AND solutions.
Please do let us know how the appointment goes.
 

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@ChefClay
Have thinking about you and wondering how you are. Do hope there will be concrete answers and help for you this morning.
 
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Another MRI scan recommended by Mr Roysam and another biopsy attempt.
Xrays revealed the left hip to be in good condition but right hip now in poor condition.
Swelling physically examined by Mr Roysam. Been three years since left hip was replaced and one year since hip revision surgery. Swelling has been apparent since a few days after original operation.

Will update after next MRI and biopsy attempt.

Thank you for showing an interest in my problems.
 

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