Need 6th hip surgery with special implant in Canada – any help?
In 2008, I had screws put in a cracked femur. Six months later they had to be removed because the femur broke and I had to have a THR. After the THR failed I had a revision which also failed. In 2016 after considerable research I found out that the surgeon had lied to me and indeed I had cobalt and chromium in my body. He said it was all titanium. I am severely allergic to nickel, chromium and cobalt. (The screws in 2008 contained nickel which is likely the reason this all started) The current material is all titanium and I have severe lucency and excruciating pain. The surgeon’s plan is another revision with a large cadavar bone inside my leg to help stabilize. It is not guaranteed. After that it’s no hip. (This is the readers digest version of my story) My research is to determine why the last surgery has failed. My Melissa test does not indicate a titanium allergy so why is my bone deteriorating? What can I do to stimulate bone growth going forward? Are there other components that can be used in case it is an issue with titanium? Any help would be more than appreciated. Thank you all from Alberta, Canada!