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[BILATERAL THRs] Tony2hips Recovery

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by tony2hips, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Layla

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  2. tony2hips

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    Thank you for that Layla. Having read through it I think I need to think hard before considering the surgery as it sounds as if recovery could be longer than the from the THA or Revision with a high risk of infection or possibility of it reforming. I really thought while laying in recovery from the simultaneous THA two years ago that my problems were over, not just starting
     
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    I don't have any sage advice..but loads of sympathy, Tony.
    I had BTHR to get better and get on with life also and I hate that you are still struggling.
     
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    Had another meeting at hospital. Asked if I would be 'happy' to have another operation which may involve anything from removing the bone growth to a full replacement. Happy is not a word I would use. I have also been placed in a Post Operative Physio Class, not bad considering it's now 2 years 2 months since the original op and revision.

    Later that day I get a phone saying that want to book me in for an 'Examination under Anaesthesia' which evidently requires me to have a general anaesthetic even though no surgery is involved. I have no idea what is involved or why the risk of going under a general is required, especially when my bilateral and revision were performed under an epidural and sedation. Have to admit not keen on a general. Does anyone know why this would be necessary.

    Also found out from NJR website that..
    1) My revision surgery was not reported
    2) My surgeon specialises in Hip & Knee Replacement, Knee Revision but not Hip Revision.
    Why on earth would they have allowed someone who admitted making a mistake in original surgery, perform the revision if he doesn't specialise in that procedure.
    Have also now been referred to rheumatology over pain in feet, ankles and hands.
    Feel like I am on a downward spiral and struggling to stay positive. All the hope I had of returning to full health before the original operation now seems a distant memory and while my pain is much reduced starting to wish I hadn't started on this journey!
     
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    @tony2hips I would definitely ask for a referral to another surgeon! You are absolutely correct - it this OS does not specialise in hips or hip revision you don't want him touching you. And I also agree - why the examination under GA? We see this for knees all the time but not hips.

    I can recommend a surgeon in your area if you would like me to.
     
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    Thank you Jaycey.
    I am actually on my 3rd OS but if you can recommend another that would be great. Unfortunately it was original surgeon who didn't specialise in Hip Revision but didn't find that out until after he performed the procedure that hospital have subsequently said was not a success.
     
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    Do you happen to have an x-ray that you could post here? I'm going to tag @Josephine and see if she has any recommendations.
     
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    This might be inevitable. As you can see from my article on HO, the basic procedure would be just removing the HO overgrowth but this generally isn't recommended as it tends to encourage the growth of it.
    Tony, what that means is that they want to put your leg and hip through a full range of movement, maybe even with some force applied. It would seem this is something they are unable to do to you while you are still awake. It should only be a short anaesthetic, about 5-15 minutes at most and probably with the aid of xray. Don't fear it. It should tell them more than they can get without.
     
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    Hi I don't have a recent x-ray unfortunately. I had a CT Scan in January but do not have access to that. Does anyone have any info on the after effects of MUI as have read that after a shoulder examination you cannot drive for 2/3 weeks. Is it same after hip examination?
    Also would anyone have any idea why my revision surgery appears to have never taken place according to NJR reports
     
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    What do you mean by "MUI"? I am unfamiliar with that acronym.
    I also don't understand this comment .... for what reason should it have taken place?
     
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    I've just read your thread through from the start and do apologise for my absence from it.
    That's because there is lots of data in there which is not available to the public. And the year of no surgery might be for various reasons such as he was on a year's study leave or sabbatical, or things like that.
    I advise you not to do this. Not advised.

    BTW, earlier in this thread you commented several times about your having had a revision only 7 days after the primary surgery and were you the only one to ever need that. Well I can tell you that I have seen numerous patients with a history very similar to yours (but different!) who had dislocation or similar and had to be opened up again. I've even known patients have to be taken back into theatre from recovery because their hip got dislocated coming off the table. So it's rare but not, in this old nurse's experience, unknown!
     

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