Hip revision: How can I get the best recovery?

Posted by gfred @gfred, Nov 8, 2020

Anyone have experience with with failed hip revision or slow to heal?

An infectious disease expert may need to be consulted in combination with your orthopedist.

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I've had 3 attempts at replacing my hip and they all failed. I am now without the ball and a considerably shortened leg. Is there a possibility that I can walk again without the use of a walker?

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@adamsstephan

I've had 3 attempts at replacing my hip and they all failed. I am now without the ball and a considerably shortened leg. Is there a possibility that I can walk again without the use of a walker?

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Hi Adam, welcome. You may have noticed that I moved your message to this existing discussion called "Hip revision: How can I get the best recovery?" I did this so you can connect with other people like @oregonjan @ladyelaine @gfred @cynthiaarment @bcs123456 @sueinmn who have experienced hip replacement, revision and failed revisions.

You may also be interested in these discussions:
– If you're living without a hip like me, please reach out to me https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/if-youre-living-without-a-hip-like-me-please-reach-out-to-me/
– Walking without a hip joint https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/walking-without-a-hip-joint/
– Living without a hip https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-without-a-hip/

Adam, are you working with physical therapy to regain mobility?

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