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rubyred

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I finally have an appointment with Mr Treacy!
« on: October 13, 2011, 05:32:48 PM »
Some of you may remember my posts from back in August time, saying how I've been let down by local NHS trust here in Essex regarding my left hip.

I've been diagnosed with mild to moderate dysplasia and despite having two lots of injections and a hip arthroscopy, the pain remains and is infact WORSE than before anyone went near it :( All of that being said i've been discharged from my last consultant with him saying 'No surgeon will go near you' and 'Because you haven't got OA, you're not a candidate for surgical intervention'

All this has really taken it's toll, and i've sunk into depression. I'm only 30 years old and my life has stopped due to this.

After speaking to a few lovely people on here, I was recommended to try and get an appointment with Mr Treacy in Birmingham. Within a month I had an appointment booked, and I travel to see him next week! I was so amazed at the speed and urgency as his secretary told me on the phone that he only works 6 months out of the year!

I'm really hoping he can help. If he can't, i'm not sure what my options will be.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 05:41:41 PM »
RubyRed,

Treacy is right at the very top of his profession. No doubt in my mind he will be able to help you. Guys like him take the tough cases, they don't run from them like your first doctor did. You've got an appointment with the famous Ronan Treacy! Wow.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 06:10:50 PM »
Ruby well done! Mr Treacy is one of the most experienced hip surgeons in the world. And he's a genuinely nice chap.
I have confidence he will be able to sort you out!
All the best Danny
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 06:25:50 PM »
Ruby well done! Mr Treacy is one of the most experienced hip surgeons in the world. And he's a genuinely nice chap.
I have confidence he will be able to sort you out!
All the best Danny

I think it was you, Danny, who recommended Mr Treacy to me :)

I do have my doubts that he won't be able to do anything due to what my last doctor told me.... and if one of the top surgeons can't help me, who can?  :(
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 06:27:43 PM »
Oh and ruby don't take too much notice of what your last surgeon said. I have found that there are lots of surgeons in the NHS who just talk s##t. I saw a few who were lost for words when I challenged there "facts" with the actual truths so just wait and see what Mr Treacy says, I'm sure he won't just tell you to suffer.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 06:31:10 PM »
Ruby from speaking to mr treacy in my consultation he has handled far more complex cases than you or I successfully so were both in good hands. I don't know weather it's clinically appropriate to do a HR in a pure dysplasia case but you cam be assured your in the hands of probably the most experienced HR surgeon in the world.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 06:41:03 PM »
Thanks Danny :)

I've really no idea what he'll do or say, but he's really my last hope.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 06:52:18 PM »
Well he's probably the best last hope to have! I'm sure he will help you.
You will be in my prayers.
Danny
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 07:13:16 PM »
Rubyred,

If you have an opportunity, take a look at Dr Rector's website coloradohipresurfacing.com. He mentions specifically that the BHR is an option for hereditary dysplasia. The websites of other resurfacing specialists (Bose, De Smet) also indicate that dysplasia is not a prohibitting factor.  Dr. Rector's website also has a number of articles from Dr. McMinn and Treacy that provide some history and statistical outcomes.
 
There is good reason for you to have hope.

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 05:09:53 AM »
Rube - I was going to say something similar to Boomer, I recall seeing a number of folks here talking about dysplasia and not being turned down by some of the best surgeons.  Those funky screw holders you see on the side of the acetabular cup are designed for dysplasia.  Smith & Nephew, Finsbury, and Cormet each have dysplasia cups.  I didn't see any for Wright but I bet they have one too.  Anyway, it seems to me that dysplasia shouldn't be a problem for HR.  I'm hopeful that Treacy will get you squared up. 

BTW - I remember some of your posts about the NHS.  I'm in the US and I have learned a fair amount from your posts and others about insurance in the UK.  Thanks, keep us posted. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 06:24:07 AM »
I didn't see any for Wright but I bet they have one too.

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 01:11:35 PM »
Ruby please let us know how you get on next week.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 03:30:21 PM »
Hi Ruby,
I hope this will make you feel better - I have dysplasia and it was not an issue for getting the surgery. Best wishes for a good meeting. Keep us posted

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 05:30:59 PM »
Thanks to all who have responded :)

I feel more confident having read all your posts, and i'm really looking forward to seeing Mr Treacy next week!
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011, 05:33:57 PM »
Ruby when is your appointment? Hope it goes well!
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 03:25:31 PM »
Thank you Danny!

I've just returned home... a 6 hour round trip! I'd like to say it was completely worth it, i'm but not sure at the moment.

First off, Mr Treacy is a complete professional. A very nice man who treated me like someone with genuine concerns, and very much unlike my last surgeon who felt I was making the whole issue up!

He sent me for an xray and upon reading it, he said that there was still good spacing between the pelvis and hip and that replacement of any form wasn't necessary. This kind of surprised me as my pain has increased ten fold over the past year since my last MRI scan and was convinced that spacing would have deteriorated somewhat - I can only imagine the pain someone goes through when it's bone on bone contact in that case!!

He wants me to have and up to date MRI, as i've not been sent for one since May 2010. Upon seeing that he's recommended going to see a Richard Villar in either London or Cambridge for a hip arthroscopy. I'm somewhat bemused by this as I've already had one of those in February 2011. Mr Treacy told me that Mr Villar is the best arthroscopic surgeon in the UK.

The bad news is Mr Villar only does private work and I simply do not have the funds to have this surgery privately  :'(

I don't know what to do now.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 04:00:08 PM »
Hi Ruby,
           i looked at arthroscopy with richard villa as Mr Traecy sugested i might need it on my "good" hip. And it actually "only" costs 5000 which was the same as what i paid for my arthroscopy privatly and mr villa is world known as an arthrosopic pionerier.
Im so sorry that your in the situation you are i really can empathise with you.
All the best Danny
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 04:05:27 PM »
Cheers Danny.

I feel comforted that one of the best hip surgeons in the world has told me that my situation isn't as grim as first thought, however nothing explains the pain that still remains... or how it can be helped. Frustrating to say the least!

I will go for this new MRI and await the results from Mr Treacy, and go from there.
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011, 04:19:37 PM »
Im no MD but i do know that "Referred" pain can be problematic. It could well be your feeling pain from your hip being caused elsewhere in your body.
Dont fear Mr Treacy will im sure give you answers.
Danny
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 11:57:13 PM »
Hi Ruby,
Well darn. It's not going to be a black and white quick diagnosis and solution. In some ways that's good that you don't need a resurfacing and in other ways it leaves you still confused and wondering what is wrong.

At least you have two very outstanding doctors who will consult with you (hopefully for free) and get the diagnosis and the needed solution figured out. Once you have a solution defined then figuring out how to get it done comes next.

Hang in there and be proud of yourself for taking steps to get your life back. Patience is really a hard think for me.....but I've learned over the last couple of years that it can be a good friend.
Luanna
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