unsuccessful total hip replacement

unsuccessful total hip replacement

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#1 Aug 18, 2009
i had a hip replacement last august , 2 months later started having pain again in the same hip which progressed tell today iam almost in a wheel chair, i have kaiser insurance
they do ont seem to have any answrs for me iam in such pain i can no longer work or have any quality of life

Abbotsford, Canada

#2 Aug 19, 2009
God Shar, sorry to hear that.I had my left THR 2 years ago. Still can't walk very well, need a cane and sore all the time but its my muscles mostly. After many different avenues I am now going to get prolotherapy. I've been told by a naturpath/chiro that because my intial injury 35 years ago that I have had a sprained hip and torn ligaments in the area below my spine and that my muscles aren't "talking to each other" therefore my leg is operating on one muscle.It has been a long road with no help from my hip doctor, he says everything is healed and in place. I'm hoping this new venture will work. Was your intial injury on your hip old?
Black Hills Hippie

Sioux Falls, SD

#3 Nov 16, 2009
PT has everything to do with THR recovery. When they give you something to do, do it twice. Those butt muscles need to heal and stretch. Maybe it's the replacement they used in me, brand new from J&J, large head and socket, cobalt steet, press fit, two months and can do about anything. The 90 degree is really critical if you get a designer hip, opt for a big one, chances of dislocation deminish greatly.
Friend Wendy

Adelaide, Australia

#4 Jul 14, 2010
Hello, my mother in law has at 88 had a total hip replacement and after 6 weeks in Hospital with a blood clot in the lung is now home on blood thinners.
She is still in much pain and is yet to go back to her specialist. I don not think that this surgery has been successful, perhaps it is too soon? Where do you go from here? She has chronic pain down her leg.
Any suggestions would be helpful......
lungelo xotyeni


#5 Aug 3, 2010
i have avascular nurcrosis now for a year bt last year in november i had a core decompression done but now im still in pain but very scared to go for this procedure im only 30yrs of age what do i do???
Matthew Taylor

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 17, 2011
Hi Shar,

You might want to determine whether the hip replacement you received was a DePuy implant or not. The hip recall made on two of its devices have spurred hundreds to file lawsuits against the company. For a more comprehensive look on the recall, visit the http://www.hiprecalllaw.com
Billie Small

Alpine, TX

#7 Jul 26, 2011
Had a successful Rt hip replacement in 2003, then went for a Lt hip replacement in 2007, and almost died. During the implant my femur broke, and they had to filet my femur inorder to get the femoral replacement out. Then put in another implant, and wire my femur closed. I have 6 metal bands, and 2 screws. Extreme pain when I walk at the bottom of the implant where the implant meets the bone. Anyone else have this problem?
DePuy Pinnacle Recall

Torrance, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2011
Why was your total hip replacement unsuccessful? Because Iíve read about a potential DePuy Pinnacle Recall which I found here http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/recall . Are you also affected of this product?
Niay D

Chicago, IL

#12 Nov 10, 2011
There have been thousands of unsuccessful total hip replacement surgery especially after the DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. announced a worldwide recall of two of its hip replacement systems, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. DePuy said that some 93,000 patients have used their ASR hip systems and that one in every 8 of the patients will have their implants failing within five years. According to the http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com , the DePuy hip implants should have had a lifespan of 15 years.

Miami, FL

#13 Mar 11, 2013
Wow. I never expected hip replacement surgery to have this many reports of failure. I've researched about this topic and discovered that, allegedly, thousands have suffered hip failure over the past few years. According to the article on this site http://www.rotlaw.com/hip-replacement-lawsuit... , hip replacement device manufacturers have faced multiple lawsuits over similar metal-on-metal hip problems, such as metallosis, metal toxicity, and tissue damage.

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Mar 18, 2013
It would have been good to know the type of implant you had. If it were the metal-on-metal type, the chances of failure would have been greater as basd on reports. Failure rates have been placed at almost 50 percent. On the other hand, the normal failure rate is around 5 to 10 percent. So this means that even if your implant were not the metal type, chances of complication is still there. At any rate, the degree of pain is such that you must have it checked by your doctor. You may want to learn more about complications by visiting sites such as DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Information Center
Lisas brother

Marion, OH

#15 Jan 13, 2014
I am 35 years old i had my total hip replacment 10/25/12. I had a bone disease to begin with called legg perthes hope i spelled it right,months after i was still in pain so my surgeon referred me to his partner a back specialist.he told me i needed a spinal fusion done and it should fix the problem,so going by drs judgement i underwent back surgery 5/13/13. Well needless to say my pain in my hip still sucks n now i have major pain in my back,im on a medication neurontin which doesn't help.anyone know what i should do all i do is just lay around n hurt which is making me depressed,i cant handle it anymore.????

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