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Anterior hip replacement 2 weeks ago, more active each day - still have groin pain, is it normal?

Anterior hip replacement 2 weeks ago, more active each day - still have groin pain, is it normal?

Take pain medication: If the pain is since the surgery and not new one then its normal. However If it is a new pain or if the pain is getting progressively worse then you should see your surgeon right away. For the persistent existing pain you can continue taking the pain medications prescribed by your surgeon and rest. ...Read more

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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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I am having groin pain when lifting left leg. Especially when lifting it to get into a vehicle. Total hip replacement done on this hip 10/2015?

I am having groin pain when lifting left leg. Especially when lifting it to get into a vehicle. Total hip replacement done on this hip 10/2015?

Groin pain s/p THR: It's possible that the total hip replacement surgery have disturbed something to the groin causing pain. Was the pain present from right after surgery or did it develop later? Have you talk to your orthopedic surgeon? What did they say? What make of vehicle are you speaking of? Try a different way of getting into it or adjust the seat. Also, consider consulting with a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What could cause groin pain and joint pain 8 months after total hip replacement?

A socket problem...: Groin pain could be failure of the socket implant to achieve bone ingrowth, which means it is loose.

Another common cause is tendinitis of the psoas tendon. This can be treated with nsaids, injection of steroid into the tendon sheath, or surgery to relieve impingement. ...Read more

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I have pain in my groin with walking that has become chronic. Could I need a hip replacement?

I have pain in my groin with walking that has become chronic. Could I need a hip replacement?

Quite possibly: Groin pain with weight bearing activities does sound like true hip pain and should be evaluated. X-rays should be able to determine the need for hip replacement. ...Read more

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I'm still getting acute pain in my groin 2 years after a hip replacement. What could it be? Thank you

Hip problems: Hip problems refer pain to the groin. Infection, prosthetic slippage, or gait problems can all cause this. See the implanting ortho, or better, a different one for an opinion. Sometimes this can be simple to fix, but not always. Make your appointment soon. ...Read more

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I have had an anterior hip replacement 3 weeks. Ago. After a days activity is it usual to feel a lot of discomfort in the groin area?

I have had an anterior hip replacement 3 weeks. Ago. After a days activity is it usual to feel a lot of discomfort in the groin area?

Yes: Not unusual to have aches and pain for 6-12 weeks in general. Most joint replacements improve over 12-18 months when they usually achieve their full recovered state. You still need to make your follow up appointments so your surgeon can assess you. Any worsening pains, fever, chills you need to call your surgeon with right away. But groin pain after activity is your body saying take it easy. ...Read more

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I've never tried fentanyl patches will they help with my groin pains from the to hip replacement surgery less than 6 months apart?

I've never tried fentanyl patches will they help with my groin pains from the to hip replacement surgery less than 6 months apart?

Are they prescribed?: If they have been just prescribed by your doctor they can certainly help with pain especially moderate to severe chronic pain. If they were prescribed a long time ago or you just got them from another source DO NOT use them. Any narcotic carries a serious risk of overdose and death, and this has been very common with fentanyl patches. The dose needs to be verified and approved by your doctor. ...Read more

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After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

After partial hip replacement surgery mother developed small hard lump in her groin. Surgeon doesn't think it has bearing on surgery. What can it be?

Let me explain: The complications from hip surgery is not common, since the surgeon said not related to the surgery, I have to believe him.
Many other things could be the problem for example, hernia in that area, enlarge lymph node are the most common.
How long since she have the surgery?
It is very hard to make other comment without seeing the patient. ...Read more

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Why has my hip implant dislocated twice in 1 and 1/2 years? And why now occasional groin pain?

Why has my hip implant dislocated twice in 1 and 1/2 years? And why now occasional groin pain?

Could indicate DJD: Groin pain is usually indicative of further degenerative changes in the hip. If you have a hemiarthroplasty (femur only), it could mean that you have further changes in the socket (acetabulum). If you have a total hip replacement it could have sign of loosening. Please see your surgeon. To help osteporosis, check with your doctor and take vit D3, about 2000 iu daily to help prevent breaks ...Read more

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What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

What do I do when percocet 7.5/325 don't always work for the ppain from a dbl hip replacement?

Talk with doc: Percocet is a strong narcotic and you should be getting further recommendations from your treating surgeon. It's best to have the operating surgeon know about your pain, so he/she is aware and can direct treatment appropriately. Especially when narcotics are involved. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my right leg collapsed under me? It happened twice, once in december and again yesterday in feb. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago. It is the same leg that collapsed twice. I don't know if there could be a link.

What could be the reason why my right leg collapsed under me? It happened twice, once in december and again yesterday in feb. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago. It is the same leg that collapsed twice. I don't know if there could be a link.

Important: Important things to know is if you are having pain in the hip, leg, or knee on the affected side? Do you hear any noises in any of the above mentioned joints? Regardless, when your leg collapses it is usually due to a problem in the tendons or ligaments that support a joint. You could also have a problem with the hardware in your hip. You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation of this problem, which will include an examination and imaging studies (x rays and possible an mri).
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I use rebounder after hip replacement?

After your recover: Give your hip a few months of recover and then ease into it. ...Read more

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Can a person with a hip replacement do zipline?

Yes, but: Yes, but caution is advised and you are accepting that you are of course at higher risk than someone who has not has a hip replacement. Remember and continue your hip precautions! ...Read more

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What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

What exercises are good after a hip replacement?

Walking and stairs: The muscles you want to strengthen most are those that move your hip and also stabilize the hip replacement. Walking and stairs are the easiest things to do in the beginning. This should not be painful but may be uncomfortable depending on how long ago the surgery was. Standing with something to help you balance and lifting the leg to the side in a scissor like movement will help as well. ...Read more

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N I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Post Op Care: Most likely yes. But none of us here can see what the post op instructions from your surgeon were or what the complications were or are to your surgery and your health. Surgeons would never let you leave the hospital without specific post op instructions. ...Read more

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What is average recovery time for hip replacement?

What is average recovery time for hip replacement?

THA recovery: Usually up walking on it full weight bearing by the next morning, sometimes even the night of surgery. Lots of pt and therapy: start with walker, progress to cane and stairs. 6 weeks for collagen and soft tissue to heal. ...Read more

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Is titanium the best material for a hip replacement?

Yes: Studies of hip replacements over the last 30 years have shown that titanium is one of the best materials to use for patients. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time of a hip replacement?

What is the average recovery time of a hip replacement?

6 - 12 weeks: Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery. ...Read more

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Where do you typically feel pain if you need a hip replacement?

Where do you typically feel pain if you need a hip replacement?

In the groin: Usually (but not always), people perceive hip joint pain in their groin or anterior thigh. Less frequently laterally or posteriorly. ...Read more

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Does a hip replacement temporarily disable you and for how long?

Does a hip replacement temporarily disable you and for how long?

3-6 months: It can take 3-6 mths to recover from a total hip although small, subtle improvements can continue for up to 2 years post-op. Post-op recovery is a gradual process. Usually, the patient is in the hospital for 2-4 days. All work & most life activities are difficult for the first couple of weeks after which a person with a desk job could go back to work. More rigorous activities can be resumed later. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to require a double hip replacement at 43?

What could cause someone to require a double hip replacement at 43?

Multiple causes: Rehumatiod artiritis
a severe degenerative joint disease
trauma
congenital dislocated hip
wearing away of the cartilage
abnormal acetabulum (the socket)
and more. ...Read more

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What are some things I need to know about having a hip replacement?

Plan your Recovery: Plan ahead. Who will be your coach and advocate? How long will you be off work? ...Read more

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What about a total hip replacement?

What about a total hip replacement?

Wonderful: The hip replacement is one of the best procedures we can perform. It takes patients with daily pain and inability to live a quality life, and within weeks allows the patient to start a new life. It does have risks, and those need to be weighed against the benefits. Knee replacements and shoulder replacements are similar. ...Read more

Groin Pain (Definition)

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Groin (Definition)

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