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kristiiirn

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High Metal Ions require revision
« on: October 31, 2009, 01:06:34 AM »
Hi
I am 5 years out from bilat Gross Biomet with groin, buttock pain and stiff hip joints. I used to skate 10 miles every day after work now I'm looking forward to bilat THR.  I think there is not enough info on what to expect 5-10 years out from this surgery.  Especially for women.........
The doc thinks I have metal ion built up with possible pseudo tumor development and needs to remove all the metal even the acetabular surface.  I'm so depressed and angry
K
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 08:39:56 PM by Pat Walter »

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Pain resulting in Revision
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 05:16:17 AM »
Hi
I am 5 years out from bilat Gross Biomet with groin, buttock pain and stiff hip joints. I used to skate 10 miles every day after work now I'm looking forward to bilat THR.  I think there is not enough info on what to expect 5-10 years out from this surgery.  Especially for women.........
The doc thinks I have metal ion built up with possible pseudo tumor development and needs to remove all the metal even the acetabular surface.  I'm so depressed and angry
K


Aaahh man so sorry to hear that. Please keep us posted and good luck to you.

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Re: High Metal Ions require revision
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:43:49 PM »
Hi

I am really sorry to hear about your pain and high metal ion level.  Did Dr. Gross do a blood test to determine your metal ion level? If you do have pseudo turmors and high metal ions, it definitely would be better to have a revision according to all the surgeons I have learned from.  It is a problem and starting to show up more now that we have many more people with resurfacing.  I still don't think it is or will be a major problem, but some people are being affected.

I can understand that you are upset.  I know any of us would be.  I am sorry that you will have to go thru surgery again so soon since your resurfacing. 

Please keep in touch.  We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  I know that won't keep you from having  a revision, but we do understand your dissapointment. 

Pat
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