How long should you continue to fell pain from hip replacement?greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread
I had hip replacement two years ago but I still have pain along the insesion area and I also have problems lifing my leg up in front of me. Lift my leg in front of me can cause pain and weekness.
-- Gloria L. Turner (email@example.com), May 07, 2002
Every patient and surgery is different even in regard to the pain relief which is experienced postoperatively. It is possible that you are experienced pain in the muscles and tendons sorrounding the hip but not in the hip joint itself. Sometimes a bursitis can cause these symptoms. It is not possible to give any further medical advice over the internet. A complete physical exam and history are needed in addition to x-ray evaluation. Let us know if we can be of any further service to you.
-- Dotsie Czajkowski RNFA (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2002.
It should be better by now. You may have bursitis if you have tenderness along the incision. An examination by an orthopaedic surgeon should make the diagnosis.
-- Marc Hungerford, M.D. (email@example.com), May 10, 2002.
I had hip replacement surgery 2 and a half years ago and still experience pain in my thigh and butt cheek. The thigh pain is intense at times all the way to my knee. Sustained walking leaves my leg weak and in a lot of pain. 17 years prior to the hip replacement I had a 5th lumbar infusion which healed off to the left. I fear the constant pressure from my crooked back will cause a dislocation of the hip. Also, will I ever be able to cross my operated leg over the other one. (Like to tie shoes, or clip toenails, or lotion my left foot???? I seem to be quite stiff.
-- Fran Toensing (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 11, 2004.