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Hip replacement nightmare

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  • Posted By: nonna71
  • October 19, 2008
  • 05:47 AM

My husband had a total hip replacement in 7/07 it was a diaster from day 1 15 days after surgery my husband was released and still in pain. I have a list of questions

1. Could a allergy to penecillin lead to a upper gi bleed
2. We were told my husband's hip is undersized and it will eventually damage his bone. After seeing anothter doctor he told us he wouldn't do another replacement because that would damage the bone what should he do
3. He has a dalls mal clamp in his hip which is also causing pain. They told us they could remove that to hopefully stop some of the pain
4. The bone scan results were photpenic area is identified within right femoral head, neck and proximal metaphyscal shaft. There is increased radiopharmaceutical activity laterally at the level of the greater tuberosity cosistent with most suggestive of new bony formation. Conventional radiographs were obtained of this area and demonstrates the patient to be post total hip replacement with a bipolar prosthesis with circlage wires encircling /extending from the greater trochanter to the lesser trochanter. My impression is photopenia area at the level of the right hip/semoral neck and proxinal femoral shaft consistent with the patient's history of total hip replacement/ there is icreased radiopharmeutical activity at the level of the greater trochanter consistent with the orthopedic hardware as described and discussed above.

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  • New to hip replacement, looking for help to understand this procedure and what I have to look forward to.i guess if I were a Doctor I could understand this post, well lets move on.
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