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End of stem pain after total hip replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jan 17 11:03pm | Replies (87)

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Oh my goodness, I can not believe someone answered.  I have never been able to walk without a cane or walker. A few months after the partial in July 2015, I started having sever pain when I put pressure on the operated side to walk. I can stand and sit without pain, but can not put pressure on it to walk. Went to surgeon in January 2016, he said a revision to a full was necessary to correct the pain in the thigh. Went thru the full revision to a full hip in may 2016.  Eight months later after the revision, the same pain and  still on walker,  the pain at the stem along with the inner and outer thigh is so bad, it requires a walker or the leg will buckle and I will fall. I have had a bone scan, nerve conductor test and blood work to rule out infection, loose stem, and nerves. All were negative. I am at my wits end. I have had the exact pain since July 2015, so far no answers as to why, except end of stem pain and the stem is stiffer than bone. Thank you for any help that you can give me Please ask me any questions that you need that may help. 

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I have the outer thigh pain. Diagnosed as Meralgia Paresthetica…it is the femoral cutaneous nerve in thigh. terrible pain and sensitivity. Anything that rubs against it is bothersome all the time. I’ve had injections and a spinal stimulator but still won’t go away. Has been a little over 2 years now!! Had hip replacement than 3 weeks later a revision due to a dislocation a little over 3 years ago. The pain in thigh started about 4/5 months later. And became progressively worse. I’m on gabapentin and as needed tramadol. 1/2 a pill for most part but lately a whole pill. Pain in inner thigh is probably tight muscles and stretched tendons. Wishing you the best