Re: Severe lower back and hip pain
I remained in pain after my initial surgery; pain that significantly increased over the next two years. By the time of my second surgery, the hip was seriously out of alignment. In addition, the rod in my thigh was the wrong size and the parts of metal-on-metal implant (not one of the recalled brands) began to grind together creating minute metal shards that caused an infection and allergic reaction. A trifecta of problems.
Just my opinion, but should you have a second surgery I strongly recommend against a metal-on-metal model. While not all brands have been tainted by recall, early this year, the FDA issued a safety bulletin for regarding all such devices:
Modern ceramic and plastic implants are proving to have more or less the same longevity as the formerly traditional metal-on-metal models.
This is sort of obvious, but I also recommend carefully researching your surgeon, finding the best you can afford. While my first doctor had a very good local reputation, I traveled to another, larger city for the second operation by surgeon with a national reputation for excellence. (Just FYI, I was lucky as my family lived in this large urban area and I was able to recuperate at their home.)
If you are not getting a clear answer as to what is causing your new problem, do get a second opinion! I'm not sure where you live, but if near a large city, you may want to investigate doctors there.
Last edited by Administrator; 07-12-2013 at 09:46 AM.