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Millington, MI
A 63-year-old female asked:

Why does my thigh, front feel like it will give out, not support me, if i tighten the thigh muscle? 15 months post-op total hip replacement, anterior approach. scheduled for psoas tendon release for snapping hip syndrome. concerned about the release?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Likely question to ask is whether the thigh problem is due to disuse atrophy or nerve problem associated with prior surgery. An EMG study can help sort this out, and could be easily done prior to further surgery.
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Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
I would ask about femoral nerve injury. I agree with an EMG/nerve study of the right leg.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2021

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