Burning/Tingling after THR

Posted by campergirl411 @campergirl411, Jan 29 10:57pm

I had total left hip replacement in May of 2019. Anterior approach, first few months went well but now I’m experiencing a burning and tingling feeling at the incision sight to the middle of the thigh. Top of hip feels tight most days and side is numb. In October I came down with chronic hives and a B6 toxicity and diagnosed with Hashimoto. My orthopedic doesn’t see a connection with any of the new diagnosis but I’m really questioning if there is a connection. Any one else ever experience any of these symptoms after a replacement?

Hello @campergirl411. I'd like to invite @mamm who recently talked about having the anterior hip replacement done as well. I'd also like to invite @holybible, @khalt, and @mamie as they also discussed hip replacements on Connect and may be able to share any experience, positive or negative, with burning or tingling near the incision scar. While this is about a knee replacement, it does have the same context as your issue and may be worth your time reading through, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/numbness-and-burning-after-knee-replacement/.

@campergirl411, did your surgeon talk at all about how it may or may not feel once you started regaining feeling around the incision site? I had my knee replaced many years ago, and once some of the nerves started to come back I experienced spots of numbness, tingling, and soreness as well along my incision site. After time, and gently rubbing the scar line, those sensations did go away. I do have a few spots of numbness that appear will never come back though.

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He did an X-ray and said nothing seemed loose or out of the ordinary. All he said was the numbing/tingling/burning may go away but I’m 8 months out and did not have these problems the first few months after surgery. I’m ready to find a new doc and get another opinion unfortunately.

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He did an X-ray and said nothing seemed loose or out of the ordinary. All he said was the numbing/tingling/burning may go away but I’m 8 months out and did not have these problems the first few months after surgery. I’m ready to find a new doc and get another opinion unfortunately.

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Hi camper, I agree that you should get a second opinion. There is truth in the fact that it takes a full year for a THR to finally completely heal "settle" for lack of better terms. After my THR posterior, I experienced multiple things that made me think something was wrong during the first 12 months. It turned out the hip replacement was mostly okay but I had given myself a hernia in PT. Only my second opinion surgeon was willing to explore that something else might be wrong. My original surgeon had tunnel vision, "the hip is fine, the hip is fine, the hip is fine", like a robot.

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