A 45-year-old male asked:
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14 yrs after total hip replacement and bone grafting of the pelvis still in low/high levels of discomfort every day .exercise is not helping , ?

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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated: You had total hip arthroplasty ( w/ probable bone grafting of acetabulum) @ age 31. Probable congenital or 'developmental' hip dysplasia w/ secondary osteoarthritis or due to avascular necrosis.Either way your painful tha needs evaluation for possible loosening of components(most common esp.W/ cemented 'cups') and low- grade infection. See ors w/ hip reconstruction specialty. Good luck!
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Calin Moucha
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain after THR: You should see an orthopaedic surgeon to rule out infection or loosening.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014

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