Hip replacement --symptoms of failure

Posted by mnpat @mnpat, Nov 15, 2019

Hello, I had my left hip replaced in 2003 at the age of 60. Great results! However, I am wondering what the symptoms of failure might be? I have a lot of arthritis and had my left knee replaced in 2017 and am planning to schedule the right one after Christmas. Meantime I am walking with a bit of a limp. Sometimes I have pain in the area above the top of the femur (that sort of indentation before the buttocks connect. No groin pain. Hip surgeon told me he didn't know how long the hip would last…..probably more than 15 years…..I am now at 16 yrs. Also some nights I have trouble sleeping on the left side. Comments? Thanks! Pat

Hi, @mnpat – it makes sense if your surgeon told you your hip would probably last more than 15 years and you are now at 16 that you might wonder what it would be like – what you might experience – if the hip started to fail. I would wonder about that, as well.

I'd like to see if @gerhard9321 @contentandwell @geek_girl @moemoe @nancyaucoin may have some information on what the signs of failure might look like from their personal experiences, those of a friend or family member who has had hip replacement, or their personal research.

@mnpat – have you gotten to ask your primary care doctor about the pain in the area above the top of the femur or the trouble sleeping on the left side? If so, what did he or she say about it?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @mnpat – it makes sense if your surgeon told you your hip would probably last more than 15 years and you are now at 16 that you might wonder what it would be like – what you might experience – if the hip started to fail. I would wonder about that, as well.

I'd like to see if @gerhard9321 @contentandwell @geek_girl @moemoe @nancyaucoin may have some information on what the signs of failure might look like from their personal experiences, those of a friend or family member who has had hip replacement, or their personal research.

@mnpat – have you gotten to ask your primary care doctor about the pain in the area above the top of the femur or the trouble sleeping on the left side? If so, what did he or she say about it?

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@lisalucier @mnpat sorry, but I have never had a hip replacement and everyone I know who has is very happy with them and have not had any problems.
I have had two TKRs but they have both done very well, no complaints.
JK

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@lisalucier

Hi, @mnpat – it makes sense if your surgeon told you your hip would probably last more than 15 years and you are now at 16 that you might wonder what it would be like – what you might experience – if the hip started to fail. I would wonder about that, as well.

I'd like to see if @gerhard9321 @contentandwell @geek_girl @moemoe @nancyaucoin may have some information on what the signs of failure might look like from their personal experiences, those of a friend or family member who has had hip replacement, or their personal research.

@mnpat – have you gotten to ask your primary care doctor about the pain in the area above the top of the femur or the trouble sleeping on the left side? If so, what did he or she say about it?

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I have not discussed it with my primary care doctor. It is not constant…..one of those irritating irregular things.

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