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PAO right hip and chronic pain

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My wife has chronic pain associated from what we would consider a "botched" PAO on her right hip. She has difficulty walking at times, and can not sit for any long period of time. The original surgeon has done nothing for her except give her 4 cortizone shots within a years time. Local doctors say that there is something wrong, but he disagrees, and thinks that it might be in her head.....it's not. No one will do anything to fix this, and she is in so much pain that she crys herself to sleep at night. She is now addicted to the pain meds that she is on, and the local doctors admit that they did this to her. She has numbness down to her right foot. It still grinds and pops, and there is little that will relieve the pain. Now her left hip is needing some type of surgery too. The original doctor offered experimental surgeries on the right hip, like removing screws and cutting tendons on the bursa. My wife and I are scared to death......what can we do? PLEASE HELP US!!! Trevor


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replied January 11th, 2008
Orthopedics Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries Answer A3499
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"Diagnosis that has been suggested: PAO was performed on the right hip, and the left hip is going to need surgery as well.

Current medical status: PAO performed in Spetember 2006. Chronic pain still in the right hip, and the doctor does not know what's wrong. The left hip is in the same condition, and my wife has been told that she will need to undergo some type of corrective surgery for that as well.

Current medical treatment: Methadone, oxycotin, and soma. No pysical therapy currently prescribed."


I'm sorry, but this question requires an expert opinion from an orthopedist. I am a general practitioner and am not qualified to give you a precise response.



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