Post-op symptoms with Total Hip Repla...
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Fort Payne, AL

#23 Dec 6, 2011

Many of the issues you've described are similiar complaints that my mother endures, too.(her THR was in 2009)

One thing to consider; my mother's surgeon explained that her symptoms were back/spine related, NOT a defect of the implant or surgical procedure. My mother DID walk for years by placing the majority of her weight onto the hip that didn't cause pain, this threw-out her normal body/spine alignment, muscles surrounding the back, etc. The shifting of weight caused spinal disks to become compressed and pain resulting from this has caused many of the issues you spoke of in your post. It's just something to consider. I do so hope you can find some pain relief; a THR is a very difficult procedure and recovery process! Sending you hugs and best wishes!


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#24 Dec 13, 2011
The most crucial part of the hip implant procedure is the post operation because if the patient won't be extra careful and won't follow the necessary advise of the doctor such as medications. Tendency it will get affected and fail.

Salem, OH

#25 Jul 24, 2012
My husband at age 36 had two hip replacements done in 1994. On Feb. 29th 2012 he went in to have the right one done again. On March 24th he had to have a revision because it dislocated twice. He then took a staph infection in the joint. On April 7th he had a cleaning of the joint and a picc line inserted. He took an antibiotic IV once a day. On May 9th he went in and had the hip removed and the antibiotic ceramic spacer installed. IV antibiotics 4 times a day. On june 27th the bloodtests showed no infection so he was put on oral antibiotics 4 times a day instead of the IV. On July 16th 2012 he went in to have the spacer removed and the cultures inside the leg was also negative for infection. A new hip implant was inserted. A special bandage was placed on the incision that had antibiotics and silver. It is not to be changed until he sees the surgeon on a follow up visit. Still taking the oral antibiotics 4 times a day. July 23rd he came down with thrush! He has severe swelling of the leg and he believes it is infected again. He can't put weight on it. He goes to the dr on Thurs the 26th...

Dallas, TX

#26 Oct 4, 2012
Post operation care is considered as the most crucial because if the patient is not following what the doctor say, tendency is, they are at risk getting infected and their surgery might become a failure, check for more information.

Seattle, WA

#27 Oct 5, 2012
After surgery, there is always a period of continued swelling, pain and discomfort around the operated area and that is normal as long as it decreases as time goes by until it eventually disappears. What you should be worried about is if the implant inserted in your body is a faulty or defective one like in this case:

Chicago, IL

#28 Mar 22, 2013
Post-op symptoms usually indicate serious problems. However, we can never be 100% sure. I've read somewhere that age, sex, bone structure, and the type of hip device used, are determining factors of problems related to hip replacement. You need all the information you can find. So, I'll throw this in, . It contains info on some of the possible side effects associated with hip replacement, mainly metal-on-metal hip devices. maybe it can help you find what you are looking for. Good luck!

Wilmington, DE

#29 Mar 23, 2013
Well, I am just here to say that my husbands right hip is now ok despite everything that he went thru. On Nov 26th 2012 he went back in to have the left one replaced. We thought all went well. 3 weeks later he went for a post op visit and got a copy of his x-ray only to find out that the doctor had fractured the femur bone when doing the revision! There were two metal bands put inplace. However, the discharge papers told him to full weight. Well, today is March 23rd 2013 and my husband is still in pain and has a hard time waling without the assistantance of a cane. He is 55 yrs old. Will he ever fully recover from these hip implant revisions? Only time will tell. May God bless anyone going into this type of procedure!

Kalispell, MT

#30 Jun 6, 2013
Mish wrote:
Hi All!
My mother had a THR middle of Nov of 08; she has complained of a variety of medical symptoms and I'm not at all sure if they (the post-op symptoms) are are related to the surgical procedure or indicative of a separate health concern. Her doctor is a gifted surgeon, not so gifted when dealing with his patients.-we've tried asking about these "symptoms" and no one ever truly responds.
For those of you who've experienced a THR, has anyone experienced these symptoms?(post-op)
* nausea (on and off)
* burning pain in stomach
* fatigue (constant for the most part)
* chills (can't get warm during day)
* sweats (at night)
* lack of appetite
ANY help in this matter is greatly appreciated!
Hi My dad, age 70, just had a THR. Same symptoms as your mom and they cannot figure out anything to help it or what is causing it. did they ever find out why your mom had those symptoms? Is she better now? Trying to come up with anything that might help my dad. Thanks!

New York, NY

#31 Jun 13, 2013
The post op symptoms that you have mentioned are not very common although I believed there are other patients that have concerns just like your Mom's. If you are having doubts with her doctor's findings, it is okay to feel that way. THR is not an easy procedure. I think its best to consult with other doctors who specializes hip replacement pre and post ops symptoms. If it really is bacl/spine related, encourage her activities that can ease the condition. You can also consult with a physical therapist. its good that you are considering whatever means that can help your mom's condition. Wish you both the best of luck! News and updates on hip replacement found here:

Windsor Mill, MD

#33 Jun 25, 2013
mish,believe it or not im having the same medical issues also,the hot sweats wondering its because of the hip replacement.

Roseville, CA

#34 Aug 29, 2013
I had my surgery in May this year and i still have muscle pain in my thigh, almost constant, which prevents me from going for long walks. I also experience what i call 'hot flashes' although more subtle than the ones i remember having post menopause. I was wondering about that too not knowing if it is normal or not, i am also very fatigued 50% of the time...not sure if this normal either but for now i blame it on the muscle pain and not being able to fully exercise. I am giving the recovery another 2 months or so. I think it just takes time for the body and we all recover at a different pace..

Woking, UK

#35 Nov 3, 2013
Had thr in Jan 2013, several washouts and vacuum dressing to clear infection. Eventually in August hip was replaced with a spacer and intensive antibiotics. I had a 2nd revision in October but am daily losing copious "old blood" is this normal?

Oakland City, IN

#36 Nov 18, 2013
I am six months post op from total hip replacement and still feel like I am sitting on a lump. Thoughts anyone? I am having my second hip replacement Friday.

Roseville, CA

#37 Nov 19, 2013
Melinda wrote:
I am six months post op from total hip replacement and still feel like I am sitting on a lump. Thoughts anyone? I am having my second hip replacement Friday.
Hi Melinda - good luck with your second hip replacement. My second (left) is probably going to be around Feb 2014.

Summerside, Canada

#38 Jan 21, 2014
Meds, Meds, Meds. Check the side effects of the medications your mother is on.

Orlando, FL

#39 Feb 1, 2014
It's been almost 3 weeks since my hip replacement, all was going well til last week when I became nauseous and no appetite, my dr said if it continues go to a gastro dr.. Stopped my raxabin hoping that is what is causing my nauseous feeling..

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