End of stem pain after total hip replacement

Posted by amber67 @amber67, Jan 5, 2017

I fell down stairs july 2015, fractured femor. Surgeon did a partial hip replacement. Had end of stem pain so they did total hip revision in may of 2016. It It has been 8 months and still having end of stem pain. Does anyone know of a treatment for this. I am still on a cane and walker. Thank you.

@katrine

Oh I’m sorry to hear that. When did you have your surgery done? In my case, it seems clear that it won’t get better….unless I have a revision done. It’s been 3 1/2 years since my surgery so time hasn’t helped me. It resolves in some people after about 6 months but not in my case.

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Me too,close to 6 years now,doctors are no help. Few alternate means work,if at all. Those people who have recovered are not very sympathetic ,you don’t know how lucky you are.

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@popolopo

Me too,close to 6 years now,doctors are no help. Few alternate means work,if at all. Those people who have recovered are not very sympathetic ,you don’t know how lucky you are.

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I agree with you. When talking with others who have had a successful outcome, I get the feeling they think I SHOULDN’T be having any trouble, that it must somehow be my fault or that I had a bad surgeon. They have no idea how lucky they are and how difficult it is to admit to in the face of their success. I often think a news organization or national newspaper should pick up this story and profile some of us who are suffering with failed hip replacements. It might spur on some doctors to look into the problem more.

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@katrine

I agree with you. When talking with others who have had a successful outcome, I get the feeling they think I SHOULDN’T be having any trouble, that it must somehow be my fault or that I had a bad surgeon. They have no idea how lucky they are and how difficult it is to admit to in the face of their success. I often think a news organization or national newspaper should pick up this story and profile some of us who are suffering with failed hip replacements. It might spur on some doctors to look into the problem more.

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Exactly, the patients who recovery cannot wait to tell us how wonderful they feel,I hate it when they imply it must be my fault .

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