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Nerve damage in other thigh after TLHR

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  • Posted By: Virgil07
  • January 2, 2010
  • 10:32 PM

I had a total left hip replacement 11/23. Shortly after coming home, noticed tingling, numbness and burning in right thigh. It continued to get worse, and after I stopped taking the oxy...it got really bad. Told my surgeon several times, something is seriously wrong. I had an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot and fluid build up. I went to several different doctors including my vein surgeon who removed a large vein in my right leg in 2006. They said the thought it was some nerve damage due to the surgery. Put me on Ibuprofen and a numbing cream. It didn't help at all. Went to another Dr. 4 days after that as I was getting depressed, crying and an emotional wreck as well as a physical one. He put me on Gabapentin. It helped alot. Got rid of 60-70% of the pain. Then went to my PCP...again. They upped the Gabapentin and put me on Percocet. I was referred finally to a Neurologist...who can't get me in till Feb. I am supposed to go back to work in 3 weeks. I have an apt. to start accupunture on Monday. Has anyone had this type of problem ??? What did you do to alleviate the burning??? How long did it take the nerve to become "un-pinched" or whatever. I need to find my light at the end of the tunnel. Would appreciate any and all help. Sincerely, Kathie
Oh...my ortho Dr. said it's vein related. Even though my vein Dr. said it wasn't. He will not admit it's surgically related....

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  • I had THR on 9/9/10 on the right hip. About 2 months after surgery my right thigh right about my knee went numb with tingling and burning sensation. I went for an MRI of my back, but they ruled out a pinched nerve there. I am now waiting to schedule an appt. with the nerve specialist doctor. I started working at a daycare a little over 2 months after my surgery. The doctors office did not want to give me anymore pain pills, but I explained to them how painful this is. They told me they would give me 1 last prescription. I hope they find the problem soon.. I can't go on like this with nothing to help.
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    • February 3, 2011
    • 00:27 AM
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  • I had a TLHR and ended up with nerve damage in my right thigh...due to the positioning of the peg board they put you in for the surgery. After a month of undiagnosed agony... The day after Christmas...I went to the hospital's clinic as they were the only place open. A PCP, I have never seen before diagnosed it immediately....and put me on Gabapentin. He started me off on a high dose due to the amount of pain I was in. Within 2 hours of taking the first dose I noticed a dramatic difference in the burning pain. It was a life saver. Literally. I was at witts end. I finally got in to see the Neurologist, and she said she would have done the same thing. Hope this helps... good luck.
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