|My Hip Resurfacing, Battle with
Osteomyelitis and a Fused Hip by Edith Crowther |
Childhood on a farm until 12 when I went down with Osteomyelitis.(Osteomyelitis is a bone infection often caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus ) Then the following year I came down with Pyomyositis (abscess in the muscle tissue) Both Osteomyelitis and Pyomyositis seemed to take it in turns playing with both hips, wrists and back over the next 6 yrs. The Osteomyelitis finally settled on my left pelvis beside my hip joint and my OS fused the hip joint in an effort to stop the Osteomyelitis being a problem.
This worked but left me with no left hip. Having a fused hip means that one cannot sit in a chair normally, cars
Saturday, December 22. 2007 I’m 52 yr old male New Zealander around 90kg and 178 cm tall who has kept active and in relatively good shape.
For me the first indication of hip issues was the severe pain I felt after completing a half marathon run. From that point on I suffered a “catching” sensation which when it occurred, crippled me, albeit temporarily. Sometimes when going to stand from a sitting position I would literally lock up and not be able to move. Throughout this time I also suffered from a lot of lower back pain which I blamed on many years of playing squash (racquetball), I had been playing throughout my late 30’s and most of my 40’s. Eventually after lots of visits to … Read the rest