Long story short. Last week I had a complete release of the iliopsoas tendon after multiple hip revisions. Groin pain is finally gone! I talk to my Dr. next week I'm wondering about dislocation risk has anyone had this done.View Thread
I had same problem x-rays looked normal and elevated labs a revision was eventualy done acetabular cup was completely loose. DePuy has MARS metal artifact reduction series. protocal that migh be helpful to your doctor ther isa webinar for them also. I have a post total hip grinding that might be helpful. RandyView Thread
Had EMG and MRI of Spine. MRI was okay but emg showed that peroneal branch of sciatic nerve was damaged. Neurologist did not seem too hopeful. I will return to her in a year. They have my pain under control for the most part, I'm taking 150mg 3 times a day of Lyrica ,amitriptyline-ketamine-Vanicream ointment to foot and calf 3 times a day and nortiptyline 25mg worked up to 100mg at bedtime. There is just minor pain breakthru. Frm wat I understand these are high doses and might not be tolerated by everyone. Hope this helps.View Thread
You can read my post from awhile ago. I had bad thigh pain. My x-rays looked good but I had elevated metal levels and hip was recalled so a revision was done. The acetabular cup was completely loose. I am now pain free except from damage to sciatic nerve. Maybe a bone scan would help?View Thread
Dr. Raj I had surgery Tuesday the 11th. My surgeon said the cup was completly loose. He installed a porcelein ball on original stem with a poylethelyne cup with screws. I had to return to surgery within 24 hrs I was having extreme pain in leg and top of foot ct showed screw too long affecting siatic nerve during second surgery they removed cup and reinstalled using shorter screws and removed a hematoma. I now have drop foot, it seems like there has been some slight improvement. I have been fitted for brace and have been wearing a boot while in bed. I will fly home tomorow. The hip seems to be fine now it seems it will be the foot and leg I will have to wait to recover.View Thread
He did not seem concerned about a revision. Maybe it's only a little over a year old, I feel something is definently wrong and start farming again in April or May so I'm trying to find out more information. I called Mayo back my DR. was out until after New Year. I believe the other Dr. said I.m probably having a leucocyte reaction, but that occurs mainly in Women the don't implant these in women there. He said more blood test after another month or so. I'm running out of time and it seems to gradually becoming worse.View Thread
I had the DePuy ASR system. I live and a rural area so I travelled 600 mile to the Mayo Clinic to have the surgery done because of their reputation. The surgery and recovery seemed to be flawless. I would develop a limp after being really active attributed this to muscles being weakened. I spent the summer pulling trees from shelterbelts this involved a lot of climbing up and down out of a large farm tractor and pulling a chain to hook to trees. My doctor had given clearance for any activity back in December. I have always felt a non painful popping in my hip, but then developed significant sharp pain in my mid thigh similar to when I have broken bones but not as intense, this has continued to the present. I about August I developed sharp pains in front of hip when walking on uneven terrain and have develop a constant dull pain deep in the buttock, I can no longer stand one legged or lead with leg up stairs without pain. I September I got a letter from Mayo Clinic telling me of recall notice. I had called my doctor during the summer and told him of the thigh pain he said it could take up to 2 years to be fully recover because of the distance to Mayo I let it go. I asked my wife to listen to hip area when I moved leg she could hear a clicking. I finally went Mayo in November they drew blood and took x-rays the doctor did one maneuver of my leg and said it was the psois tendon popping. I was not able to finish telling him symptoms nor did he listen to hip. He sent me to Ultrasound and they injected the tendon with steroid there was only a small amount of fluid. Lab test came back at a level of 2 for metal ions. I saw a doctor for an unrelated issue and asked him to listen to hip. He could hear grinding, I have since listened with a stethoscope because I can relate sounds to what I feel. I could hear tendon popping and a loud clicking and grinding noise. The joint feels like the joint is moving independently of my movements. Also after surgery I would get a sensation of cold fluid running down outer hip that went away after a few weeks but has now returned. The pain deep in buttock pain is sometimes accompanied by a feeling of a lump. I am stuck and do not know what to do ignore everything as it is normal recovery or worry that device is working or failing. Thus I have turned to forums to try and learn. RandyView Thread
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