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Uneven leg length after hip replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Oct 29, 2023 | Replies (23)

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I have a real dilemma. It took five surgeries for one hip revision.... The first surgery, the ball slipped off of the cup. The second surgery replaced that one, but I ended up with staff infection and had to go through a third surgery to take all of my hardware out and put spacers in. Could not walk at all for 7 weeks. Another surgery to put the hip products back in. That did not go well, so a fifth surgery was done. I am not young anymore and I'm feeling very tired from all of the surgeries that went from March of 2023 through September of 2023.
The fifth surgery is the final but I have a huge dilemma, in that my foot and knee are pointed straight outwards at 90°. My femur is stuck outward, as well. I am crippled at this point in my left leg. About 2 inches shorter now as well. So much of the bone needed to be cut off to replace the stem over and over again.
The surgeon has sent my information via a recommendation and referral to the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville. But I have yet to hear from them. I have had my back rebuilt and would like the surgeon to help me with that area as well. I'm hopeful they could help me with my left leg
Have any of you ever endured that many surgeries to get it right. And most importantly, have your hip surgeries lead to a foot that point outward at 90°? I am so disappointed. I was a well man before this started

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Eddie Joe- I am horrified at what you have been through. You may want to see Dr Cameron Ledford at Mayo Jacksonville. Just call and ask for an appointment.
I really hope you find the right Dr and the right solution. So sorry for what you have gone through.

Get a atty now. Get out of town and find another doc. They are butchers!!! TKR and 29 mo po , swollen and junk inside is too big. Not so revision candidate. Small boned. You have major problems.