How to tell when you need to have a 2...

How to tell when you need to have a 2nd replacement??

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Since: Apr 12

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#1 Apr 8, 2012
Back in '03 I had my left hip replaced... Titanium / porcelain combo.. I was born with hip dysplasia which at the time the docs did not feel it would be a problem. Fast forward 30 yrs and it started giving me a lot of pain. When the pain started to bother my sleeping, that's when I had it checked out.

Anyway... it's been fairly good overall... I'm still pretty active, but I don't play basket ball or anything super rough like football.. I'll run and jump off stuff - like at the playground when I'm with my nieces... I squat at the gym but not super deep.. etc.

Recently it's been 'acting up'. I can hear it when I move in certain ways.. almost sounds like it needs to be oiled. lol

One thing it was doing pre-op was when I'd be at the movies it would just start to hurt... well, it's been doing that again. Not nearly as bad, but enough that it's noticeable.

It's only been 9 yrs.... which I know I've been more active then someone much older, but I'm not going to totally change my life and what I enjoy doing.

When it's time to have it redone, will it just start to hurt like it did when the whole thing began? Or are there other signs?

I haven't had an xray of it recently.. but that's on my to-do list. I want to have current films compared to my post-op films and see if anything is going on..

I really don't look forward to having this done again.... I'm sure I'll wait until the pain is just really bad and/or bothering me when I'm trying to sleep. Fortunately, I'm not there yet.



Los Angeles, CA

#2 Apr 20, 2012
A person may undergo another surgical procedure if he or she has already done all the other options before getting a second surgery. You may also check here
Philip A

Tampa, FL

#3 May 2, 2012
There are several cases wherein patients experience so much pain after a hip replacement surgery. One reason is a defective hip device. In 2010, Johnson&Johnson issued a worldwide recall of two hip replacement devices (manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics) because of hip replacement problems. These devices are the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The company cited early failure of the devices, resulting in approximately one out of eight patients’ requiring a “revision surgery" or a second hip replacement. This surgery is often more difficult and painful than the original hip replacement procedure. The provides a wide-ranging information on this.
Carol C Man

San Diego, CA

#4 May 22, 2012
Hip replacement is usually conducted on damaged hip which has been causing the person excruciating pain and if this is happening to you and no other alternative can relieve the pain, hip replacement it is. It is best though that you consult a doctor.See some information about this topic at

Since: May 12

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#5 May 24, 2012
A lot of persons who are keep on asking what is hip replacement all about and how it can be recalled. This is due to the defective depuy hip devices of the manufacturer that causes too much pain and more irritation that is why it should need to have a 2nd operation. I have read more cases from this depuy hip lawsuit .

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