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traumatic acetabular fx with orif two yrs ago. now have increasing weight bearing pain and difficulty walking. should i worry

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hip pain: You should definitely be seen by the surgeon that did your surgery and have an xray or MRI done to evaluate. Any back pain? This should be relayed to your dr as well.
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Reevaluation: Depending on the type of acetabular fracture and quality of reduction, outcomes can differ. This is an articular fracture and lead to post-traumatic arthritis. I'd have repeat x-rays. You may have developed arthritis and require a total hip replacement. I would see an orthopedic trauma surgeon or a adult reconstruction surgeon to get x-rays and see what they say.

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