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Oct 8, 2018 · Questions regarding total hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@mamm. Hi there, I also wondered what other issues your sister is having. I had a total hip replacement in 2016…after a fall and subsequent failed fixation. I developed an antalgic gait afterwards. I went for a 2nd opinion a few weeks ag and was told that i likely have a neuroma from cutting through a nerve during surgery. This has left me with groin pain, pain in my buttock and a loping gait. I would suggest that your sister ask her surgeon for a CT scan and blood work, including a CRP to look for inflammation. I probably haven't helped you much but wish you and your sister well.

Sep 9, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@frister . Great reply. The card I'm talking about is a wallet size card and tells you whether the prosthesis is cemented or uncemented. It also gives you the product name and serial numbers. It was provided to me by my surgeon. On discharge from the hospital. Hope that helps. The second opinion I had last week told me that I may have had a neuroma develop when they cut through the nerves and muscles. Getting another CT scan done, yipeeee. A little tired of scans now. @marthaellen try not to be too frightened. If you think of all the replacement surgeries done world wide, there aren't really that many failures. I wish you well.

Sep 8, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@frister Did you not get a card explaining the various parts and serial numbers of the implant? I got mine on the day of discharge. I think mine might be uncemented but would have to check the card…put it somewhere safe and can't find it. I think you should be able to get the info from the surgeon. I have had cellulitis twice, which apparently makes you more susceptible to further episodes. I was also informed that any skin puncture can be a source of infection. The surgeon I saw yesterday said that loosening could also be something to think about. One thing to consider is that when they are cutting through all those muscles, tendons, etc., they may cut something that may not show on our scans. We know our bodies and the way they react…doctors don't. I feel a lot of people are afraid to stand up to their surgeon because they feel intimidated.

Sep 8, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@eleanor1. Hi Eleanor, hope that's your name. I am so sorry for what you are going through. It's been 3 years for me. I have been diagnosed with neuropathy, for which Lyrica has been a big help. I have also been told that my CT scan is normal. However, I know my body and I feel like I'm being impaled going up and down stairs. I had the injections last week and in return my blood pressure and blood sugar increased. I wish you well. I was told that the pain I had in my non surgical leg was because I was protecting the hip replacement side and putting more stress on the other side. Hope that makes sense. I found that the pain clinic people just want to inject me…I can't get the answers I need toes in my . People around me are getting a little tired of hearing me whine about the pain in my hip. I hope your surgery goes very well and you get relief.

Sep 8, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@lioness71 Thanks for the great info. Will definitely try both. I found about this because the doctor I went to see for a 2nd opinion was testing me for infection around the hip replacement. I don't know if this has to do with anything but I also started having terrible night sweats…to the point I needed to change my nightgown 3 or 4 times a night. I appreciate your help. Glad I found you guys. It's nice to know you aren't alone.

Sep 7, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

@frister, I was a medical transcriptionist for over 25 years…so I do have some understanding of the terminology. Just found out the blood work I had done yestersay showed a high c-reactive protein…it was 6.6 and I'm not sure what that means. If anyone can help me understand, I'd be very grateful. You shouldn't have to be in pain. Have you considered a pain clinic? Thanks for. Your help.

Sep 6, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

Lioness, the surgeon I saw today told me this can occur when they cut through a nerve when doing the hip replacement.. I also had Morton's…Just have to be careful about the type of shoes I wear. I don't understand the point in getting a 2nd opinion if the doctor can't treat me. It's nuts.. I've been in pain since my fall in 2015 and it's starting to get me down. I also just discovered by reading an old x-ray report that I have disuse osteoporosis in the area of the hip replacement. This apparently occurred when I was nonweightbearing for 3 months with the tibial plateau and hip fractures. Sorry about all the whining. I just feel that some of these physicians don't think we're worthy of answers.

Sep 6, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi there, frister. Thanks for your reply. A failed open reduction/reduction (ORIF) was the initial procedure I had immediately after my fall. All the hardware failed and I was in terrible pain. I went for a 2nd opinion today, which turned out to be extremely frustrating. I was told that hospitals use different companies for their prostheses and I must go back to the surgeon who did my hip replacement. I replied that it was too far for me to travel and wait for 3 to 4 hours to see this person. The doctor again insisted thst I had to see the original surgeon ASAP. I explained that my health care was in my hands and i wasnt going to be told what to do anymore. After more arguing, he decided to perform blood work to look for infection and a CT scan to look at the placement of the hardware. He also mentoned neuroma…not really sure what that means. As i was a medical transcriptionist for 25 years before i fell and broke myself in several places, I can decipher the Latin and Greek roots. However, i dont understand what it specifically means in relation to my pain. When looking for answers, please don't allow your physician to push you around. I was told for 6 months to wait and give it time. I truly hope you get the help you deserve and are entitled to. Let me know how things go for you.