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Muscle atrophy from collapsed hip

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Sep 4, 2019 | Replies (7)

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Good morning! It was both! I always walked with a limp, I felt like I would have to kind of force my leg to move forward. And my right butt always looked mis shaped. I was always self conscious about it. And When I wore pants the right side was always looser than the left. I had a hard time with pants fitting right. I have tried various injections into that nerve to help with pain & the sensitivity. currently I have numbness mainly on side of the thigh not whole thigh but in a certain area. I did have the anterior first then the second surgery was posterior. I believe that second surgery really left my butt muscle in bad shape according to my doctor he had to lift it up off the bone so I currently have some issues there. I’ve been working with a pain doctor and he is the one that did injections then suggested the spinal cord stimulator. I’m not sure just how much that really helps. currently the battery location has been my main problem, hurts when I lay on my back, when I lay on my side it has just literally been a pain in the ass!! I’ve not heard about this neural manipulation thanks for info I’ll be checking into that. I believe that again being short on that right side for so long has also affected the IT band. It has been stretched pretty good too, it’s been really tight and where I’m getting now my sensitivity is right down the side of the thigh by the knee so it starts like a little above the knee on the side all the way to mid thigh. It’s sensitive to touch. And side of thigh still sore. I can walk about a mile with inclines too. Pool is best to start with tho!

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Good morning. Thanks for the info. So the second surgery (posterior) was worse? That's the one recommended for me by the only surgeon who will do anything. Was the problem because of the deformed hip and the muscles were attached differently? I ask because the doc said my abductor muscles did not seem "disrupted" although atrophied — making it seem as though they were adequate for surgery. I was told that the posterior approach only cuts the gluteus max muscle and the tensor fascia latae – not the minimus and medius muscles. You mention pain on the side of the thigh between the hip and the knee. That's where I had pain initially — never any groin or front thigh pain. I got probably seven sessions of Class IV laser through a chiropractic office and that pain went away. Perhaps look into that. I also see that the one doc who proposed anterior and was ready to operate at the first meeting has removed his online notes from that meeting and instead put his "I would not recommend surgery" (a 180-degree turnaround) as the notes for the second meeting. I'm thinking that docs do not like to be questioned. Only the posterior doc says (in two meetings) that I should get better and more mobile after surgery (posterior) although it will take some time and work. I am so confused! Would you say that your surgeries were worth it now — even with the pains and soreness?