|From: Elizabeth Wajnberg To: Carol Thwaite Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 9:46 PMCarol,I have a surgery date with our good doctor (De Smet) on December 18, not to resurface my other hip, unfortunately, but to extract the resurf I have because I am allergic to the metal! This past summer, my leg swelled, it was drained of much pus which thank God was not infected – nobody knew what it was except Dr. De Smet. At least we can now explain that horrible groin pain I had after the operation, which went away only because I was put on prednisone for the colitis. Now I am on remicade, not as massive an immune suppressant, so the hip inflamed again. One out of 500, says the|
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 3:30 PM
Metal allergy – an OS writes
While metal allergies are indeed rare, they can be (or have
the effect of being) all too real…..
My wife is 31 yrs old and had her right hip resurfaced 2
years ago by Dr. De Smet (she originally broke her hip
around 10 years, developed AVN, had an osteotomy 7 years
ago, developed arthritis, which ultimately led us to Ghent –
can’t say enough about the experience there).
Around a month ago she started experiencing terrible hip
pain. X-rays (and a CT Scan) show that the bone just below
the bottom end of the femoral cap is essentially dissolving
Blood tests were performed and, while it is not an exact… Read the rest
July 19, 2008
Hello Hippies, I am home with my new ceramic THR. I came home on Wednesday after having the surgery on Monday.
All I have to say is this surgery was very painful. I passed out in the chair the first night ( I think from the pain) and received 3 units of blood only one my own. I am much better now.
Well we are not sure exactly what went wrong with the BHR ( we don’t have all the tests back, they sent some to London and some to Pat Campbell) the cup had only one fourth of bone grown in and the bone where the stem from the femoral component was darkened inside. Dr. Barrack also said they are finding