A member asked:

I still have groin pain 5weeks after having total hip replacement. the pain however eases when i walk for awhile. is this normal?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Roger Palutsis answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Yes: Unusual for tha at age 35. Not unusual for initial groin pain after sitting for a period of time. This probably indicates inflamation of the muscles and tendons surrounding the hip joint. As your time from surgery increases, and as your strength increases, this should improve. Check with your surgeon about possible nsaid's at this time.

Answered 9/5/2016


Dr. David Fisher answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: Patients will often continue to have mild groin pain after a tha. It may be due to flexor tendonitis, a condition that can cause groin pain when you lift your leg. This can be present before surgery and can take a while to go away after hip replacement. The soft tissues of the hip continue to heal for 3-6 months after surgery so the start up stiffness and residual discomfort should resolve.

Answered 7/30/2018



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