← Return to Left hip pain and groin 3 years after posterior total hip replacement

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@scottjeffe

Hi Sue and thank you again for your response and sharing your experiences. You’ve suffered quite a bit longer than myself, so I’m glad you finally found relief. May I ask how your medical providers determined you required revision surgery? My medical providers send me for X-ray and simply say everything looks as it should with no signs of loosening of prosthetic and send me on my way with anti inflammatory meds which do absolutely nothing for my pain.

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@scottjeffe In addition to pain, the xray showed tissue abnormality along the femur, elevated chromium and cobalt levels in my blood, and other indications of metal poisoning,
all pointing to a failing metal-on-metal implant.
This past autumn, 7 years post-revision, I had substantial hip and groin pain again. After confirmation by the ortho that the implant is solid, I was diagnosed with bursitis. For the past 2 months, I have been walking multiple times a day on level ground and doing stretches twice a day. Now the hip aches, but is tolerable. Due to digestive issues from other health issues, I am a no-NSAID person, so I use ice and topical pain rub to ease things. I may eventually have to consider steroid injections, but saving it for now.
Sue

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