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Pain one year after hip replacement

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Hi. I had a total uncemented metal on metal hip replacement one year ago exactly. I had this procedure as i had damage from a slipped epiphysis some 20 years ago. My recovery went fine, and over the past 3 months i have had no pain at all, well until 3 weeks ago. Pain in my groin and thigh appeared for no apparant reason, pain becoming worse when sitting down or driving, but eases off when walking(strange i know). See an orthopod who stated it may be a herniated muscle, had ultrasound today, NO herniated muscle. Any ideas what this pain could be from?
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replied June 22nd, 2009
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Are your hips out of line?...Very often with this surgery one hip may end up slightly higher than the other...Solution for more than a few people has been get the other one done...Actually my son is planning on having this done in the near future...

Caroline
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replied June 23rd, 2009
No Leg length discrepancy, the surgeon who done the op is probably one of the best hip specialists in the UK. My leg was 2cms shorter before op, but it is now perfect, could not really have asked for any better.
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replied June 23rd, 2009
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I had a T.H.R. non cemented on april 13 this year but I have porcilin on plastic. If your pain is when you sit could the cup have moved with it not being cemented ?
When you sit you put pressure on the cup and ball I would ask for a x-ray or a ct scan.

Good luck Cement
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replied June 23rd, 2009
Yeh i would not rule that out, but i would very much doubt it. If the cup was loose you would be sure to have movement on mobilising too. I am sure even the uncemented acetabular cups are held in place by one cannulated screw, no cement, well all the uncemented hips i have seen being done, have been carried out this way, i am sure this is how mine was done.
But at this stage, i would not rule anything out, as anything is possible.

From doing a wee bit of digging, i am starting to think down the route of some sort of bursitis, i am getting occassional pain when lying on my left side, the skin is tender below the trochanter, getting the pain when sitting.

I really need to wait to see my consultant, which aint for another two weeks?

Thanks for the suggestions
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