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Is experiencing excruciating pain a normal occurence when moving if a spacer is used due to infection during a hip revision? If not, what could be the possible reasons for the pain?
-- Phyllis Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 22, 2002
If you have had an antibiotic spacer placed for infection, It can be painful. I assume this is staged revision. When the infectioon clears and the revision is completed, it should not be painful.
-- Paul Khanuja, MD (email@example.com), June 27, 2002.
WOULD YOU KINDLY ADVISE IS THE PLACEMENT OF THE SPACER IN THE ABOVE QUSTION THE FIRST STAGE AND ANOTHER SURGERY PROCEDURE WILL BE THE REVIONS. IS THIS SPACER NECESSARY IN ALL REVISIONS? I AM COMFUSED ON THE ABOVE QUESTION AND ANSWER.
I HAD A HIP REPLACMENT 9 YEARS AGO AND WITHIN THAT TIME I HAVE HAD 5 DISLOCATIONS. THE ONLY INFORMATION I CAN GIVE YOU THAT THE HIP IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT. I HAVE PAIN IN THE GROIN AND THIGH AND CANNOT WALK WITHOUT A CANE OR DISCOMFORT. I WAS TOLD THAT ALL NECESSARY TEST WERE TAKEN IN ORDER TO GIVE ME A EXPLANATION TO MY PROBLEM AND YET DO NOT WHY I AM HAVING THIS PAIN.
I HOPE YOU CAN GIVE ME AN ANSWER
-- ROSEVOSS (ROSEVOSS69@AOL.COM), April 15, 2004.