Nerve damage after hip replacement surgeries
Good afternoon. Was wondering if anyone has had what’s called meralgia paresthetica after hip replacement surgery. I had my first replacement July 2016. Three weeks later I find out I dislocated it and had to have a total hip revision. My first surgery was anterior the second was done on side of hip. Was six weeks non weight bearing and no hip flexion past 80 degrees. Worst time of my life. About 5/6 months later I started noticing sensitivity in my thigh. The upper part down front of thigh to side of thigh to knee. Have been on lyrica and now gabapentin. Have had numerous injections in the nerve. Pain dr wants me to try ablation of nerve but I’m scared. Cause the med use, phenol, can cause me not to be able to use my leg for 6 months if this solution got any where else in thigh. Dr says nerve is hard to trace to see where it maybe pinched or compressed. Any suggestions? Anyone have this? I’m going on 2 1/2 years since surgeries and a little over a year with nerve issues. Thanks.