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Hip complications with Bone Graft
« on: September 12, 2011, 12:20:47 AM »
Hi all,
Wondering if anyone has had a bone graft to restore section of the head before getting the replacement done.
I have both hips replaced with BHR midstem and still suffer chronic pain 9 months later in the right hip. The left one has healed well but the right one I can hardly walk on. The surgeon done a forage to try and save this hip but it did not work and I asked for it to be replaced as well. When he operated he said a quarter of the head had collapsed and he done a bone graft to try and rebuild it while fitting the new hip. I am still taking Mobic and a high dosage of Oxycontin for pain control. I hate this stuff and wonder if anyone has been successful in this area of getting pain free without med, or should I get a total hip replacement?


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Re: Hip complications with Bone Graft
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 10:17:15 AM »
Stuart, I have had a bone graft, but not on the same scale as you. I had a cyst which the surgeon filled with a graft while doing the resurfacing. I believe many people get this. I have suffered no ill effects and seem to have recovered well. So grafting can be successful, but your situation might require longer recovery and careful monitoring.


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Re: Hip complications with Bone Graft
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 08:03:19 AM »
Thankyou for your feedback lopsided,
 My surgeon did say it would take 12 months or more. He also said the only way I would find out if the graft took is whether or not the neck/Femur would break as X-rays etc would not show what is under the cup. I dont know if this is true or not but it did not sound really professional advice. As i say the left hip is pretty much pain free but was done 12 months prior to the right one being replaced. I dont know what sort of natural therapys may help with the pain? I have done all P/T options but have had no real success. I hate taking painkillers but have no quality of life without them.
I should be happy that at least I can walk again,  but I had hoped of a better outcome from all the surgery.
I am thinking of trying one of them Magnetic underlays for the bed..but I might get stuck to it haha.


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