Dislocated hip again!

Posted by amallasch @amallasch, Dec 17, 2020

Hi well 2 weeks ago I dislocated again ! 3rd since last op last year in April… but 7 times bow in total with 3 surgery’s in last 2 years . So in February I am having the liner replaced and a cap liner put in . Has anyone had this done because of frequent dislocations ?and has it worked ? And has it felt different? And lastly go’s forbid has anyone’s come out after that op and what damage ? Thanks ang

@amallasch You will notice I changed the title of your discussion to reflect the topic of "hip" dislocation. You have had numerous hip surgeries and you are looking to connect with people that have gone through something similar.

Below I have linked two discussion related to the topic of "hips" but not directly to dislocation.
– Hip replacement –symptoms of failure https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hip-replacement-symptoms-of-failure/
– Walking without a hip joint https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/walking-without-a-hip-joint/

You will see members like @hirachohan @nicoleb21809 @diddy @msstoppainnagginme @mnpat @mary121658 have previously discussed "hips" in these discussions.

May I ask what your providers have said regarding the dislocations? Is this common?

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@erikas

@amallasch You will notice I changed the title of your discussion to reflect the topic of "hip" dislocation. You have had numerous hip surgeries and you are looking to connect with people that have gone through something similar.

Below I have linked two discussion related to the topic of "hips" but not directly to dislocation.
– Hip replacement –symptoms of failure https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hip-replacement-symptoms-of-failure/
– Walking without a hip joint https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/walking-without-a-hip-joint/

You will see members like @hirachohan @nicoleb21809 @diddy @msstoppainnagginme @mnpat @mary121658 have previously discussed "hips" in these discussions.

May I ask what your providers have said regarding the dislocations? Is this common?

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Yes
Just want to know if anyone has had this particular operation and what the results were ?

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@amallasch

Yes
Just want to know if anyone has had this particular operation and what the results were ?

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Hello – I am sorry to hear this has happened again. I know how painful it is after only a single dislocation – but so many – ow!
I hade my hips replaces some years ago, and in 2012, the balls, cups and liners had to be removed and replaced because they were recalled, failing and had given me heavy metal poisoning.

The dislocation occurred one week after revision surgery, while I was sitting in a chair with my leg elevated. My surgeon immediately recognized, upon sedated examination, that the ball and liner were not the best fit for my situation, and replaced them with larger and somehow different parts. The end result was no more dislocations and complete healing, which took longer because muscles and ligaments were damaged by the event and extra surgery. So I had a lot of land and water PT and have been free of pain and dislocation for 8 years. The only "effect" of note is that radiologists always comment on any x-ray of the area "patient has bilateral hip implants of differing size and positioning" or something similar.

There is hope for full recovery!
Sue

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