Hi. My problem has taken years to develop. After having pains down side of left leg and knee pain, I was sent to PT. Got worse, started “lurching” (Trendelenburg gait) when walking as left leg seemed shorter and I then started using a cane. X-rays taken 21/2 years later said I had end-stage arthrosis of hip. Since I did not have any pain in hip but just down outside of hip to knee, was told to try chiropractors and neurosurgeon for possible stenosis. Did that. No real permanent progress.
Was sent to PT for a year by doc who never looked at previous X-rays or ordered any. Started having pain in left knee and left lower back. This spring, PT said I might have glute medius tear on left side. I saw a different ortho doc and told that IF I had tear it would be fixed when I got my hip replaced posteriorly since I had a collapsed joint with AVN. I said but I don’t have pain but he said to get it done anyway.
I went to different doc who I later learned does anterolateral THR. She said that since pain relief was the MAIN benefit of THR, I would not get that benefit. However, she thought back and knee pain would get better if leg length was evened up. She could not promise if I could get off cane/improve gait because not sure how atrophied my muscles were and not sure how much ROM would improve.
Has anyone else has had anything similar or have any words of advice?