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Hi. Im new to this group and am wondering if any one with peripheral neuropathy has undergone a total hip replacement and how you did post surgery. Thanks.
Hi, @lenzo – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Since you titled your post "Hip Surgery" and it would be good to connect you with some of the members who have had or will have total hip replacement, I've moved your post over to the Joint Replacements group and also given it a relationship to the Neuropathy group so those members can also join in.
I'd like to invite @contentandwell @debbraw @johnbishop @teemarie @popolopo @khalt into this conversation to help support you and also see if they may know other Connect members who have had total hip replacement and also have peripheral neuropathy to see how things went post-surgery.
@lenzo, I'm guessing you or someone you care about has peripheral neuropathy and had or is going to have a total hip replacement?
Hello @lenzo, I would like to add my welcome along with @lisalucier and other members. I have no experience with hip replacement and peripheral neuropathy but I recently had a total knee replacement and I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy. I'm 7 days post and doing OK with no change in my existing neuropathy symptoms which are just the numbness in my feet and ankles. I did find an article that may provide more information for you.
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Nerve Damage After Hip Surgery May Be Due to Inflammation
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Thank you for welcoming me to the group. And thank you for passing my message along to the joint replacement and neuropathy groups. Yes, I will be having my hip replacement done next month in Mid May. I guess its not unusual to be a little fearful of a major surgery with my disadvantage of existing idiopathic peripheral neuropathy going in. Was just hoping to get some guidance from some others who have had similar issues. Thank you again for your help.
@lenzo I hope things go great with your hip replacement. I know two people who have had them within the last year and both of them have done great. They did not have peripheral neuropathy though, just arthritis in their hips.
My brother in law was back taking long walks with my sister very shortly after the THR. He is somewhat thin and I think that helped, not having any extra weight. If you are overweight at all I would suggest trying to lose a few pounds between now and May. I know, it's not much time, but every little bit helps.
Hi John. Thanks for the welcome into the group. Like you, I have the same type of idiopathic peripheral neuropathy, small nerve fiber.
I was glad to hear that you are in your recovery from your knee replacement and that you have not had any further change in your neuropathy. I’m wishing you a very speedy recovery.
I looked at that link you gave me re hip replacement and neuropathy. However, that article does not really have a discussion of having preoperative neuropathy before the surgery . I have only recently started searching but they all have been about post operative neuropathy caused by the hip replacement. Fortunately the incidence is on the low side and from what I could tell less than about 4%. My search will continue but I become less concerned about it.
So all the best to you in your recovery and hope to be talking with you again soon. Thanks.
Thanks for your kind response. I know several people who’ve had THR and all have done very well. I know the first week will be the most challenging and I'm a touch overweight and am trying to shed a few more pounds by then. I have lost almost 10 lbs over the last 2 months.
I’ve been going for physical therapy which has yielded in less pain and do my exercises regularly so hoping that will put me in good stead post surgery.
Thank you for your well wishes.
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