Pyrocarbon Hemiarthroplasty

Posted by peachee80 @peachee80, Nov 16, 2021

I'm a 41yo female who had a pyrocarbon hemiarthroplasty a week ago after several shoulder ops and osteoarthritis. The pain was manageable for the first four days but since the swelling has started going down over the last few days my pain has increased a lot. I'm taking 200mg SR Tramadol twice a day, panadol osteo three times, naproxen 750mg and oxycontin liquid 5-7mg every 4-6hrs. Is this normal? I had the surgery in a public hospital so I don't have any contact with the surgeon or nurses

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Hi there @peachee80, I see you are brand new to the community. I'd like to take a moment to welcome you. I am sorry you are having so much pain.

Here is some research you may be interested in. Erosion has been reported in these surgeries, but not this soon.
Pyrolytic carbon humeral head in hemi-shoulder arthroplasty: preliminary results at 2-year follow-up: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468602618300330

Pyrocarbon Humeral Head in a Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty: Preliminary Results at 3 Years Follow-Up and Review of the Current Literature: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crior/2021/6633690/

Pyrolytic carbon hemiarthroplasty in the management of proximal interphalangeal joint arthritis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25708434/

Can you call the physician that referred you for the surgery?

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@amandaa

Hi there @peachee80, I see you are brand new to the community. I'd like to take a moment to welcome you. I am sorry you are having so much pain.

Here is some research you may be interested in. Erosion has been reported in these surgeries, but not this soon.
Pyrolytic carbon humeral head in hemi-shoulder arthroplasty: preliminary results at 2-year follow-up: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468602618300330

Pyrocarbon Humeral Head in a Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty: Preliminary Results at 3 Years Follow-Up and Review of the Current Literature: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crior/2021/6633690/

Pyrolytic carbon hemiarthroplasty in the management of proximal interphalangeal joint arthritis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25708434/

Can you call the physician that referred you for the surgery?

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Hi Amanda, thanks for your reply. I was in at the hospital yesterday and I spoke to one of the ortho nurses. My pain isn't unusual. I've got a clinic apt next Tues for wound review. My GP is really good so I can see her if needed

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