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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 !!!!!
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joan upton said:
I relate to your story as I am in the same position,I am interested in how you are now after your revision have you resumed any normality in your life
I am fine it took until March 2012( so about three months post fourth operation)to get back to Mountain Biking -I had a great surgeon for the revisions and my mobility is much improved .I swim every other day and bike and walk alot.I do have some tightness down the ITB (side of both legs) I think it is scar tissue so I go to the oesteopath every two weeks for treatment that definitely helps but really I have been so so lucky .My scars are very long so I reallise that this may always be a problem.
I suppose having such high levels of cobalt one never knows what damage may or may not have been done inside so i just live for every day that I can remain fully active once more.
belinda mcgrath said:
Hi; Letting you know my husband was 32 when had asr. He had severe pain and they didn’t know what was wrong. 2009 they opened him up and he had severe metalossis. This revision dislocated twice leading to another revision wirhin six months all up third thr. After this he had a fall and another dislocation with infections as well. Then constant pain again and different opinion from a great surgeon. Again opening him up he had severe infection in the stem bone. He was left without a hip for six months on iv antibiotics. Jan 2011 he got his fourth hip in. All within four years. He has only returned to work six months ago. We nearlly lost our house, financialy unstable and he missed out playing with his two young childre. Emotionally draining and horrible watching him in constant pain.
what a shocking story – understand as I lost my business, health and marriage.
These companies have a lot to be made accountable for.
Pleased it is working out for some of us now. Others still have a way to go.
All the best,