Severe Muscle Inflammation 7 years after Left Hip replacement
54-year-old male that had anterior left hip replacement back in Nov 2015 due to an accident. After the surgery I have developed pressure in that hip, feels like swelling or the replacement feel like its bulging especially at night and I have developed a limp. Since the surgery I also have what I call flare ups once or twice a month. These flare ups include severe hip and groin pain, stiffness. They happen out of the blue, one moment I could be walking fine and the next I develop pain. They usually last for several hours, and I will be stiff for a few days. My surgeon has downplayed it. About a 3 weeks ago I woke up fine and was just getting in the shower and started developing pain in the hip which increased to the point I could barely walk. I went to the emergency room and had a x-ray and a ct-scan and blood wok attempting to rule out an infection.
The x-ray showed 3mm lucency at the bone metal interface of the proximal lateral aspect pf the left femoral component.
The CT showed asymmetric atrophy of the left psoas muscle and gluteus Medius also asymmetric stranding along the left psoas and the anterior illopsoas muscles.
I was sent to a surgeon who sent me for an MRI and an ultrasound.
The ultrasound found no signs of fluid
The MRI found edema in the illacus and the iliopsoas junction.
At the moment I have severe pressure on sitting or laying down in the hip area, if I move to sharply, I get a sharp pain in the groin that radiates toward the hip. I am walking with a severe limp. I use my cane as needed.
The sports doctor that did my ultrasound. things it could be a few things.
1, Wrong size replacement
2. It was placed wrong
3. It's coming loose.
Just wondering if any has had the same issues and what the outcome was?