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Groin Pain Post Hip Replacement
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
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
I still have groin pain 5weeks after having total hip replacement. The pain however eases when I walk for awhile. Is this normal?
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
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
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
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
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
46 y/o s/p hip replacement. Had DVT, PE at 4 weeks post op. Now at 11 weeks, still with groin, buttock pain, stiff, still uses cane. Still normal?
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, ?
Pain after THR: You should see an orthopaedic surgeon to rule out infection or loosening. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Hip replacement: Complications of a total hip replacement include loosening and infection. ...Read more
See details: Infection and blood clots are thre greatest post op risks. ...Read more
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
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
Plan your Recovery: Plan ahead. Who will be your coach and advocate? How long will you be off work? ...Read more
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
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