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After total hip replacement 4 mos ago I have numbness/pain in incision area and down to the knee, what should I do?

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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depending on the approach used by the surgeon the pain may be due to a cut or impinged nerve (direct anterior approach) or trochanteric bursitis (lateral, posterolateral, anterolateral approach).
As the latter is more common approach, your numbness(related to the incision will diminish, and the pain will respond to therapy and steroid injection. See your doctor and explain your symptoms.

In brief: Depends

Depending on the approach used by the surgeon the pain may be due to a cut or impinged nerve (direct anterior approach) or trochanteric bursitis (lateral, posterolateral, anterolateral approach).
As the latter is more common approach, your numbness(related to the incision will diminish, and the pain will respond to therapy and steroid injection. See your doctor and explain your symptoms.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inform surgeon

Numbness in the leg can be a complication of total hip replacement.
Various nerves can be injured and cause numbness in certain areas of the leg. Inform the surgeon and he can further educate you.

In brief: Inform surgeon

Numbness in the leg can be a complication of total hip replacement.
Various nerves can be injured and cause numbness in certain areas of the leg. Inform the surgeon and he can further educate you.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Wait & See

Unless the nerve is completely cut, usuassly it is due to swelling or compression on the nerve and it commonly resolves ove time.

In brief: Wait & See

Unless the nerve is completely cut, usuassly it is due to swelling or compression on the nerve and it commonly resolves ove time.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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