THR, Anterior Approach - 3 week mark

Posted by leigh60 @leigh60, Oct 1, 2016

60 yo, female
Total right hip replacement, anterior, 3 wks ago. Able to walk unaided, but limping and joint pain when walk. Muscle pain & burning in thigh and side of hip.
Question: How long b4 joint pain when walking and muscle pain subsides? I am due to have same surgery on Left hip in 23 days. Thank you.

@hopeful33250

@mari Thanks for your post regarding stem cells during surgery. I’m not familiar with that. If you feel comfortable sharing more information it might be helpful. Is this something that is done routinely or at certain medical centers? How does it help with pain and healing. Thanks again for this interesting bit of information.

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Kerlan Jobe in CA has been using stem cells in shoulders and knees.
This is their finding: With stem cells during surgery, less pain and
faster healing. Its becoming *more popular* in South Bay, CA. @$2,000. at a
time.
ie. Dr. Huber in Torrance.
stem cells give Amazing improvement w Parkinsons.

Oh yes, also i was told that My *fat* can be placed in my osteo arthritis
knee pain area. $4500.​

​I wish u well.

Mari*a*n

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@colleenyoung

Hi Leigh,
I add my welcome and am glad you’ve connected with Teresa already. I’m tagging fellow members to bring them into the discussion. @mnpat @grandmacheryl @popolopo @sma1952 and @tallteri have all had hip replacements and can share their experiences of recovery and pain management with you.

Leigh, I can imagine that you’re concerned about having surgery on the other hip in only 23 days from now since you are still experiencing pain in the first hip. Are you working with the physical therapist?

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Kerlan Jobe in CA has been using stem cells in shoulders and knees.
This is their finding: With stem cells during surgery, less pain and faster healing. Its becoming more popular in South Bay, CA. @$2,000. at a time.
ie. Dr. Huber in Torrance.
stem cells give Amazing improvement w Parkinsons.

Oh yes, also i was told that My fat can be placed in my osteo arthritis knee pain area. $4500.​

​I wish u well.

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For more information on stem cell therapy, you may be interested in checking out Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine site, http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine.

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Thank you do much! Have been talking to Mayo in Rochester to see if I qualify for a trial
Otherwise msy have to pay out of pocket but if it helps pain will be worth it
Also have appt at Pain Department Nov 3

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@popolopo

I have always had hip pain and burning. I am ready to ditch the gabapentin as it is messing up my head and doing little for the pain. Seeing the GP on Tuesday. Will ask for a referral. I like tramacet but I may have trouble getting more and getting addicted. I heard that Celebrex is worth trying.
Anyone have suggestions ?

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I have been taking gabapentn for nerve damage in my right leg after back surgery last November. It is helping. However now I have a fractured bone in my pelvis from osteoporosis. Could the gabapentin weakened my bones more?

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@popolopo

I have always had hip pain and burning. I am ready to ditch the gabapentin as it is messing up my head and doing little for the pain. Seeing the GP on Tuesday. Will ask for a referral. I like tramacet but I may have trouble getting more and getting addicted. I heard that Celebrex is worth trying.
Anyone have suggestions ?

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Good question.

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@popolopo

I have always had hip pain and burning. I am ready to ditch the gabapentin as it is messing up my head and doing little for the pain. Seeing the GP on Tuesday. Will ask for a referral. I like tramacet but I may have trouble getting more and getting addicted. I heard that Celebrex is worth trying.
Anyone have suggestions ?

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Is there a “Pain Clinic” in your area or a Neurologist who treats pain? A certified Pain Dr. will help you transition from medications slowly…..and still have pain relief .

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@popolopo

I have always had hip pain and burning. I am ready to ditch the gabapentin as it is messing up my head and doing little for the pain. Seeing the GP on Tuesday. Will ask for a referral. I like tramacet but I may have trouble getting more and getting addicted. I heard that Celebrex is worth trying.
Anyone have suggestions ?

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Will a pain clinic prescribe medical marijuana. I would like to try it instead of gabapentin. Nearest clinic from me is 500 miles.

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@leigh60 I’ve been thinking about you. Has your pain level improved since earlier this month? Have you made a decision yet regarding the second surgery? Please feel free to keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Best wishes!

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Yes. Pain level has greatly improved at Week 5, post surgery TRHR. Feeling much better and mobility almost normal. Walked 2.68 miles at one time yesterday. I continue with recumbent bike and floor exercises.
I will have THR on Left hip surgery next Monday.

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@leigh60

Yes. Pain level has greatly improved at Week 5, post surgery TRHR. Feeling much better and mobility almost normal. Walked 2.68 miles at one time yesterday. I continue with recumbent bike and floor exercises.
I will have THR on Left hip surgery next Monday.

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So Happy for Your continued progress !!! looking forward to hearing about Your THR on left hip ! You are a strong woman ! And you have lot’s of people cheering for YOU !

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@leigh60 I’m so glad to hear that you are doing better! That must be encouraging as you get ready for your next surgery.

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