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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I am having my 4 Th op to put cap liner in to stop hip coming out as I have now dislocated 7 times ! Has anyone had this done and how has it been ?

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Hi @amallasch, welcome back. I moved your question about your hip revision, replacing the liner and a cap liner put in to the discussion where you already connected with @sueinmn. I'd also like to bring @bradley1941 into this discussion, who, like you has had 7 hip dislocations and multiple surgeries.

Amallasch, you must be thankful that your surgery has not be delayed due to COVID. When is your surgery?

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@amallasch

I am having my 4 Th op to put cap liner in to stop hip coming out as I have now dislocated 7 times ! Has anyone had this done and how has it been ?

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My friend experienced the same issue (multiple dislocations) and sought a surgeon experienced in complex revisions. He finally determined she had a damaged ligament and tendon that were too weak to help hold things in place, and a custom brace was built to support the hip as it healed. It was only removed for PT & showering for several months, then she slowly weaned off wearing it.
Have they determined the cause of your dislocations?
Sue

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Hi I had a infection in my thigh hip for 2 years that no one picked up ( this formed large sist like tumours which destroyed my muscle )I have had 2 braces that I wore after different dislocations and after 3 rd surgery to change position and after 9 months of building my muscles as much as I could I have now dislocated 3 more times after that surgery
So now a cap liner and I really hope this works

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@colleenyoung

Hi @amallasch, welcome back. I moved your question about your hip revision, replacing the liner and a cap liner put in to the discussion where you already connected with @sueinmn. I'd also like to bring @bradley1941 into this discussion, who, like you has had 7 hip dislocations and multiple surgeries.

Amallasch, you must be thankful that your surgery has not be delayed due to COVID. When is your surgery?

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Yes we are lucky here in New Zealand that we do t have COVID in the community. However I’m nervous having yet another surgery and is hard to be confident that this will work ? I am only 54 and I was told this procedure limits range of movement and would put a lot of pressure on my custom cage that hold my implant . I was told 5/ /8 years is this true ?

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@amallasch

Yes we are lucky here in New Zealand that we do t have COVID in the community. However I’m nervous having yet another surgery and is hard to be confident that this will work ? I am only 54 and I was told this procedure limits range of movement and would put a lot of pressure on my custom cage that hold my implant . I was told 5/ /8 years is this true ?

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"I am only 54 and I was told this procedure limits range of movement and would put a lot of pressure on my custom cage that hold my implant . I was told 5/ /8 years is this true ?" I think you are asking how long this revision might last – you need to rely on your doctors for that assessment – we aren't in a position to know your individual situation.
I wish you the very best of luck with this new try at fixing the problem.
Sue

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@amallasch

Yes we are lucky here in New Zealand that we do t have COVID in the community. However I’m nervous having yet another surgery and is hard to be confident that this will work ? I am only 54 and I was told this procedure limits range of movement and would put a lot of pressure on my custom cage that hold my implant . I was told 5/ /8 years is this true ?

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Have you tried physical therapy for your orthopedic issues?
Have you had any second opinions?
Surgery should always be the last option if possible.
I wish you well.

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@funcountess

Have you tried physical therapy for your orthopedic issues?
Have you had any second opinions?
Surgery should always be the last option if possible.
I wish you well.

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Hi this is my last resort ( I really do not want surgery ) this will be my 7 th hip surgery 6 on the right . And 7 dislocations ( which are extremely painful
Over the years I have tried direct muscle therapy, physio , I walk everyday up some hills although always on a track or road or paths , and beach . Up 5000 steps some days more some less depending how I feel .I tried to build my muscle as much as I was able as the infection has destroyed a lot of the muscle and because of so many surgeries and dislocations my strength has diminished quite a lot . Am in a rock and hard place but I have to do this operation as I cannot keep dislocating as my life doing that is a brace on everyday , as I’m so scared it will keep coming out . Constantly looking for things that may trip me up etc . It’s been the toughest ten years all the trauma has left me with ptsd and severe anxiety…thanks ang

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@sueinmn

My friend experienced the same issue (multiple dislocations) and sought a surgeon experienced in complex revisions. He finally determined she had a damaged ligament and tendon that were too weak to help hold things in place, and a custom brace was built to support the hip as it healed. It was only removed for PT & showering for several months, then she slowly weaned off wearing it.
Have they determined the cause of your dislocations?
Sue

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Hi I have now just had surgery to put cap liner put in , one day in . My surgeon is a specialist in revision hip surgeries and has been my surgeon throughout , a lot of my problem is muscle deterioration 😔 but am a little skeptical as he said he changed stem shaft and Ball as well ? So does that mean some where loose ? He said everything looked firm and custom cage is secure . I just have to trust it was 🤨 I to have a brace and wore it for 2 months after last dislocation until now .
I have stood up but not taken a step as such my anxiety flew through the roof . We shall see what today brings . Thanks

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