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18 months post op w/problems
« on: October 06, 2012, 06:53:18 AM »
I'm a 54 yr old male and had a resurfacing over 18 months ago and it has been a nightmare from day one - been unable to lift my leg, walk without a stick or do almost anything that I could do before the operation even though it was painful due to osteo arthritis. I have lost significant amounts of muscles around my hip and in my thigh and it has caused problems with my back and my other hip and I have been to see countless consultants. Now been recommended for a revision (next week) apparently partly due to hetertopic ossification. Also lost my highly paid job because I couldn't do it anymore ! Not a happy experience.

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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:10:42 AM »
Hi N Smith

Welcome to Hip Talk, although it is not a good way to participate.  I am sorry you are having problems.

What device did you recive?  What was the reason for your problems - misplaced acetabular cup?

Who is going to do your revision?

Just curious.  What type of device will you be getting?  Will they leave your acetaublar cup and just replace the femur component?

There are a lot of very supportive folks here.  Also a few that required revisions.  It is not a good experience when you are one of the hip resurfaicng problems, revisions are diffiuclt.  Fortunately, there are not too many revisions required.  But we are here for you to help answer questions or just give you support.

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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 10:47:38 AM »
I'm really sorry to hear your woes. I wish you the best and please keep us updated
Danny
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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 04:34:49 PM »
That is too bad! Hopefully once you get revised, this goes away. I'm also curious about what caused the revision.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 02:30:05 AM »
Hi, it's not good news BUT, have the revision and treat it as a first op.
I had a revision of hip resurface (cup set at wrong angle) a year ago and it's a new lease of life.
Had to lift my leg into the car pre revision, couldn't walk far or even stand long, 4 years this went on as no-one believed me, and now I push my 19 stone hubby in his wheelchair all over the place.
Good luck with the revision and keep us posted please
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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 10:02:07 AM »
Hi, it's not good news BUT, have the revision and treat it as a first op.
I had a revision of hip resurface (cup set at wrong angle) a year ago and it's a new lease of life.
Had to lift my leg into the car pre revision, couldn't walk far or even stand long, 4 years this went on as no-one believed me, and now I push my 19 stone hubby in his wheelchair all over the place.
Good luck with the revision and keep us posted please
x

Hi Anne, really good to hear you're enjoying the revision. I know you went through a struggle. Did you get answers about the durom / bhr issues?
 
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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 03:22:52 AM »
Hi Hernanu,
Not had any info from Doc's etc, apparently my medical notes have been sent to another specialist to find out exactly why it was done as it was and why the cup was very loose when the revision surgeon came to take it out. These things take time I guess.
I think they are trying to work out if it was solely surgeon mistake or if it was a componant fault re the loose cup. Trying to avoid similar things happening in the future I suppose.
There was an article in one of our national newspapers a couple of weeks ago saying that one of the leading surgeons says that hip re-surfacing should not be done at all on women as there is an 11% chance of revision within 5-7 years.
Not sure if his figures are right though, seems a bit high to me.
Take care
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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 10:13:20 AM »
Had revision 5 weeks ago and the difference has been remarkable ! The surgeon removed a large amount of bone which had formed both in the muscles and around the MoM resurfacing and gave me full ceramic implant. Already i can do things like lift my leg, get in and out of car, bed etc that I hadn't been able to do for 18 months after resurfacing. Apart from the soreness from the surgey the pain has practically disappeared. Onwards and upwards !

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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 10:25:16 AM »
It's great that the revision has worked out so well !

So the cause of the revision was the formation of bone around the muscle? Did they give you a reason why that happened?

Just curious, I'm really glad you're getting a good experience now.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 12:27:45 PM »
Glad you are now on the mend! Did they say why you had the bone formation problem?
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Re: 18 months post op w/problems
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 12:53:20 PM »
A friend of mine who had a THR had bone forming in his muscle and had radiation in the other leg before having a THR in that one I presume to prevent more of the same. I have no idea what caused it.
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