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THR and resulting pain

From: D M Cason (dcason@aol.com)
Date: 02 Dec 1999
Time: 14:53:25
Remote Name: 205.188.199.59

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I had a total hip done in February of 1998. The bone in my hip had died and was coming apart when I had the procedure done. Since the replacement I have experianced a constant dull ache at the bottom of the implant. Sharp pains can also occur and I continue to walk with a cane and will the rest of my life. My doctor informed me that the bottom of the implant is a little narrow. I have taken bone strengthening medication and continue to take narcotics for the pain. It is more under control now than previously but still I can't help but feel like I got short changed some how. I do not fault the doctor for this but if anyone has heard of a way to secure a non-cemented implaint that causes pain I would like to know how it is done. I thought maybe drilling through the bottom of the implaint and bone and putting in some kind of screw. My doctor says this won't work. Well thanks for listining.

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