Severe, debilating pain 10 months after anterior hip replacement
I had bilateral anterior replacements in 2018. My right hip was replaced in March and I did great but my left hip was replaced in May and I have not yet recovered and if anything feels worse. My ortho dr doesn’t know what is causing the severe pain in my groin, anterior and posterior thigh, pain at surgical site, pain down lateral thigh into lower leg, upper buttock, weakness when lifting leg etc. I have had multiple hip flexor tendon injections with no relief. The nerve conduction test showed aural neuropathy in my lower legs. MRI showed basically nothing but trace fluid both hips which my dr says means nothing. Xrays show nothing. I do not have a clue where to go from here. I am also 49 years old trying to work while taking multiple pain medications to manage my pain. I have read an article by Nathan Staff at the Mayo Clinic that discusses inflammatory neuropathy and feel this may be the culprit. My ortho dr actually asked me if I were crazy one of the many times I have returned to his office. He mentioned a surgical procedure to release the hip flexor tendon but isn’t sure if that’s the problem. I’m just not sure where to turn. I would also mention that I take Indomethacin for gout periodically and it helps me manage the hip pain at time along with the other drugs I am forced to take just to be able to walk. Any ideas folks?