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Sciatic nerve pain after hip replacement
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Mary101562 posted:
I had my fourth hip replacement in December 2012 and have had pain in my leg since. At my 6 month check up the Dr told me it was sciatic nerve pain not my hip bothering me. There are 11 screws in my pelvis now and they are aggravating the nerve in the pelvic region causing a shooting pain down my leg into my heel. Does anyone know what I can do to relieve this pain?
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
Dear Mary

You are correct . Intuitively your nerve is being irritated by a screw or scar or briusing from surgery. See a neurologist and see if they will get a nerve test and then go back to your surgeon and ask for a solution. Likely at 6 months surgical
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com


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