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Re: right hip dislocation

From: Gabor
Date: 13 Feb 2001
Time: 05:02:02
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You have to see a hip specialist. Ask, ask, ask. Demand CT / MRI. Some problems of joints are not seen on plain xray. You might have a muscle injury, sciatic nerve injury, hairline fracture, or you might have nothing. Good doc can tell you what you have. I m not doc, but partial weight bearing in 3 weeks seems early. I had some dislocation because of a socket fracture which was misdiagnosed first. After op I was told on crutches and no weight bearing for 6 weeks. Then I was told plus 6 weeks no weight bearing. My surgeon said: "Earlier we recommended 3 months non wb after hip dislocation. Now we are more liberal and use to say 6 weeks non wb. But if you can, go on with your crutches." This 12 wks period ended last week. I thought I would say good bye for crutches shortly. But my surgeon told me 8 weeks partial wb and keep on cruthes if I could. It might help. Oh, mine. I am allowed to drive and take 200-300 steps daily without aid, though. Ask your family doc if he or anybody else know a hip specialist. Ask your neighbours. Call the nearest medical college to give you info about hip docs and make an appointment as soon as you can. Do not wait. Do not let you send on your way by butchers called doctors. Hip is very difficult and many docs have no idea how to deal with. Keep us posted.

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