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thigh pain after hip replacement
An_206606 posted:
Hi, Had a hip replacement one year ago. Hip is okay but have severe pain in my thigh. Have had x-rays, EMG, MRI, etc. Went to a spine specialist. It's not that. My one leg is 1/2 " longer now and I wear lifts in my one shoe. Has this happened to anyone else? Today the hospital where I had the surgery done called and said I have no infection. They also said there was nothing else that could be done. I am sick with pain. Something isn't right.
mochaoso responded:
You can read my post from awhile ago. I had bad thigh pain. My x-rays looked good but I had elevated metal levels and hip was recalled so a revision was done. The acetabular cup was completely loose. I am now pain free except from damage to sciatic nerve. Maybe a bone scan would help?
Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:

You can have pain in your thigh by a leg length discrepancy. Usually 1/2 an inch would not require a lift, so I image it is a lot more. In any case, get a second opinion. The extra length can cause excess stress on the tendons and muscles, and this can lead to pain. There are possible surgical options so please do get a second opinion.

- Dr Raj

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