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Four hips in three and a half years was not exactly what I bargained for

Having spent lived a very active life and represented my Country at three disciplines when groin pain started at fifty I was distraught to learn that both hips were bone on bone.

After much deliberation and seeing three different surgeons I decided that a hip resurface was the way to go .My first in MAY 2008 was very painful and took 18 months to get going and it clunked from day one.

Finally I was fit enough to have the second done -because the first was not a success the surgeon suggested a stemmed hip – so November 2009 the second was done.

The clunking of the first hip was awful other people could hear it and it squeaked too.

Eventually when I heard of the recall in July 2010 I had to continually ring the hospital to get a cobalt test. In February 2011 I got a test and it was very high.

By May 2011 it was three times higher so in JUNE 2011 I had a revision and another revision December 2011.

Just wondered if anyone else has been unlucky enough to have two ASR De Puy hips.

When both came out there was alot of staining and fluid .

The mental suffering was as bad as the physical suffering.

Four hips in three and a half years was not exactly what I bargained for !!!!!

Deb

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