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what is a revision of hip replacement?
lavina posted:
I had a total hip replacement five months ago.It has never bee correct even after ten days in a rehab center and out patient rehab.the surgeon did just admit this week that there was a problem. Perhaps a loose ball? I had my other hip replaced 6 years ago w/o any problems so I am aware of how this should be going. Has anyone had this problem?
KevinHilton responded:
From your description, its really hard to tell whats wrong, although I suspect its possible your acetabulum (or socket) has shifted, or your femoral stem has subsided (or settled -- meaning its sunk further into the bone). Although these problems are not common, they both have been described. Hip replacements, just like any mechanical part, has the possibility of failing at any time.
Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
This may be a defective implant. Please ask your surgeon for his opinion,
Bal M Rajagopalan, MD replied to KevinHilton's response:
My rule is wait at least 3 months to build up your hemoglobin and allow your body to heal.

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