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

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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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@sueinmn I have been living with bursitis for 8 – 10 years now, sometimes getting cortisone shots. The shots do not always help. When they don’t it is most often due to it not hitting the spot exactly, it’s sort of a “hit or miss” type of thing. There are doctors who do guided shots and those are generally successful. From what I have found, physiatrists do guided shots, maybe some orthopedists do also. I have not have a guided injection myself, but if I do choose to have one again I will.
https://academic.oup.com/bja/article/94/1/100/379382
The only times I have recovered completely have been when I was inactive due to being ill, or on vacation without access to exercise equipment. I have recently realized that my recumbent bike definitely seems to be a trigger.
JK