I had surgery back in april 2009 for a labral tear in my left hip, a few weeks after i felt and heard a pop under the skin at the top of where the incision was made. I seen the doctor who said everything was fine but since then it almost looks like the muscle has slipped down as the crease on the side of my hip is still deeper than the other side and the 'slight' bulge of what i assume to be muscle on my thigh is still very large compared to the other side. And not to mention where the screws are (which is also where the large bulge is) is still very sore and tender, but xrays appear to be perfectly fine. I have done plenty exercise to strengthen and tone the muscles but nothing has changed. Is there a possibility of there still being a genuin problem or is it all in my head?
hip surgery will have an effect on the size and look of your muscles. what kind of surgery did the dr do. i wasnt aware that the dr used screws to repair the labral.
if your pain is less and your strength is improving i would call the surgery successful. ........pete
He had to remove the part of the thigh bone that juts out so he could access the socket more easily, I now have two screws in my thigh. The area where they are is still so tender I can barely sleep on my left side (unsure if it's a problem with the screws or surrounding muscle) but I still can't sleep on my back because of the pain from my hips. I still get a lot of pain from the left no matter what I do so I don't think it really had the desired effect but it's left me with more problems/worries.
what does the surgeon say?
just because the xrays are good doesnt mean everything is fine. its almost a year now and you are in pain. if this surgeon cant explain or come up with solution how bout getting another opinion? and oh...by the way...im sure its not just in your head!....pete
He said there was no explanation for the pain in the area where the screws are, which really is my biggest worry i guess. I know that the desire effect wasn't achieved after the surgery but then I didn't want to hold out hope until I knew for sure and the only thing that the surgeon (who was also the consultant) said he could try would be to inject steroids into the socket. Unfortunately he can't do that just now as i'm pregnant now but he wasn't at all concerned about the pain in my thigh. I tried talking to one of my doctors about it a few months ago and it was quickly put aside and I was almost made to feel like an idiot. I had actually argued with doctors for about 6 years just to get referred to the right people and I don't have it in me to put up that kind of fight again at the moment. And thank you, you have reassured me that I'm not imagining it.
I broke my hip on Feb 2. The surgeon opted to not replacement, but repair. It is now 8 months and I still have severe pain at the top of my thigh and the big muscle in my leg, my knee, and occasionally in my hip. All of the orthopedic specialists that I talked to have no answer, save one young doctor who said that I should go back to the University of MD Meducal Center but that is too far away for me...no car and degenereative disc disease. I'm 66 and firmly believe that this is an indication that the dreaded "Obamacare" is beginning to raise its ugly head.
I had a labral tear in my right hip and had to have surgery to repair it. This happened in 2009. Since then the pain in my hip is getting worse, but it isn't from the tear. Why is the outside of my hip hurting so badly?