Left hip pain and groin 3 years after posterior total hip replacement

Posted by scottjeffe @scottjeffe, Feb 20, 2020

2016 I had total hip replacement via posterior approach. 2017 I had total hip replacement anterior approach. The posterior approach side constantly hurts, but I get intense pain under load (walking, stair climbing, uneven ground), and the intense pain also makes it impossible to sleep at night. Is anyone else having my symptoms after total hip replacement? I now use a cane for stability, and an electric scooter for long distance travel after my fifth fall. I feel alone with issue, but I can’t imagine others don’t experience my symptoms? Am I all alone? I’m at my wits end, depressed, and now suffer with anxiety as a result of last hip pain. Help.

@tams84

Thank You Sue, I’ve reached out to a top orthopedic doc & I just had another round of scans, I’ll follow up with him next Wednesday, so hopefully we can get this resolved once & for all. I did have a very noticeable limp but with my physical therapist assistance over an 7 month time period I can say my limp is gone completely & I only need my cane when I’m walking a lot & my leg gets tired. My bloodwork test levels are hovering around the same #’s as when we found the first of two infections. But I’m trying to stay positive that there’s no infections & that maybe it’s just the muscle, tendons & ligaments causing the pain & nothing more.
Tammy

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Who did you go to see for your doctor that helped you & where is he/ you located? Doctor’s name/group & location. I’m 3 years post op. I was doing great & had a complete foot/ankle reconstruction 2 years ago this November 5, 2021. All went well, but I took a horrific fall & my left hip & foot have never been the same. My left hip is now slowly bulging more & more. Extremely painful. I need to desperately lose wo, but the hip & foot pain make it almost unbearable. Being older does not help. I need to go back yo my orthopedic doctor, but what I have read about revisions ~ I am quite concerned.
Thank you for sharing your experiences & to everyone else, too!

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@tams84

I’ve had 3 surgeries now on my left hip, 1st one was the original thr (anterior) I had a low grade fever start within 6 hours of surgery & I started having extreme ripping sensation in my groin. I went to a new surgeon 8 months later & after numerous tests it was a diagnosis of staph infection & P-acne infection in my hip, I recvd both infections during the original surgery. Had everything taken out, iv therapy, no hip or femur for 19 wks then more tests then a new replacement surgery. I’m still suffering from the ripping sensation in my groin, I now have oozing from the posterior incision (not often now) & excruciating pain down my leg from my pelvis to my knee. I’ve been told by my dr regarding the latest mri that I still have a muscle that’s torn, tendons & ligaments are shredded but no one will repair any of it, dr’s keep blaming on loose hardware which from the latest ct scan there’s no infection or hardware issues! I’m at a lose now as to what any dr will do to help me with the pain!

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Loss not lose

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@rueann4

Who did you go to see for your doctor that helped you & where is he/ you located? Doctor’s name/group & location. I’m 3 years post op. I was doing great & had a complete foot/ankle reconstruction 2 years ago this November 5, 2021. All went well, but I took a horrific fall & my left hip & foot have never been the same. My left hip is now slowly bulging more & more. Extremely painful. I need to desperately lose wo, but the hip & foot pain make it almost unbearable. Being older does not help. I need to go back yo my orthopedic doctor, but what I have read about revisions ~ I am quite concerned.
Thank you for sharing your experiences & to everyone else, too!

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Well now its bursitis (ortho says) my pain dr says it’s a nerve, so he did some injections & the groin pain went away immediately & the pain stayed away for 31 hrs, now he’s completed another injection but not in the same spot even though I told him during the procedure that’s not the place you hit last time, so I had excruciating groin & hip pain for 11 straight days. Now he’s completed another round of injections into the Si joint & it’s only helped my back but not the dang groin pain, next is another injection into the bursa, so now I wait for the next set. But I do have this to add: my granddaughter & I have been exercising at home (she’s 11 & very hyper) so I was showing her some floor Jazzercise mice’s I used to teach & the my hip is extremely stiff, that night the hip & groin pain was thru the roof, the next am I get up with no & I mean no hip or groin pain, so this makes me think it is the tendons & ligaments causing the pain, I’ve been exercising 2x a day when I can handle the pain!

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@tams84

Well now its bursitis (ortho says) my pain dr says it’s a nerve, so he did some injections & the groin pain went away immediately & the pain stayed away for 31 hrs, now he’s completed another injection but not in the same spot even though I told him during the procedure that’s not the place you hit last time, so I had excruciating groin & hip pain for 11 straight days. Now he’s completed another round of injections into the Si joint & it’s only helped my back but not the dang groin pain, next is another injection into the bursa, so now I wait for the next set. But I do have this to add: my granddaughter & I have been exercising at home (she’s 11 & very hyper) so I was showing her some floor Jazzercise mice’s I used to teach & the my hip is extremely stiff, that night the hip & groin pain was thru the roof, the next am I get up with no & I mean no hip or groin pain, so this makes me think it is the tendons & ligaments causing the pain, I’ve been exercising 2x a day when I can handle the pain!

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Hello – I have had 2 thr and 3 revisions in the past 15 years and managed to stay very active until I became seriously ill in 2018, then became a couch potato for several months. While inactive my hip developed bursitis, which included groin and back pain. My ortho injected the bursa and I pushed myself to get back to stretching and exercise. It hasn't come back! So if exercise helps you might want to ask your ortho about a hip injection to get you "over the hump"
Sue

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