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Pain after hip replacement

Pain after hip replacement

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Posted by Bill on October 19, 2000 at 13:27:07:

In Reply to: Post-Surgical complications posted by Margaret Hosty on September 30, 1999 at 15:12:34:

The date of the original message is more than a year old and I have no idea what the outcome has been.
I had a hip replacement in Nov., 1996 and gotta lotta Post Operative Pain, what is the cause, I been to about ten Orthopods and they check the prosthesis for loosening and thats about it.
I recently had a bonescan which indicated the hip was "normal". While I was getting the report from the hospital where it was done I talked with one of the people who worked there. He said I should see a doctor he knew to be very good.
Made an appt with this doctor and he said the prosthesis looked loose, someone has to be wrong. I then went to the Vet's Hosp and three Orthopods, after looking at xrays taken same day said the prosthesis looked loose.
With all the cutting and pounding that takes place during a surgery there has to be damage! Somtimes it heals, nervers reroute and the body does all the great things that can be done. There are limits to the healing power of the body.
If the surgery damaged was too severe the patient will never be able to prove they have pain and doctors are reluctant to give any pain meds cause it would logically imply that something is wrong.
I have just about given up, waiting for the final word about the hip prosthesis, is it loose or not?
Doctors work as a contractor, they do the job, get paid and sign off. The patient has to try and find another doctor who will find something wrong which just does not happen, doctors agree with doctors just like a union.
Good luck, how are you doing now?

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