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    Continued pain after hip surgery
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    MrWilsoninElPaso posted:
    In October I had arthroscopic surgery of the left hip for a work injury. I have been through several regimens of physical therapy and continue to have pain in that joint. I can't sleep on that side without waking up. Sometimes the ache is so pronounced and prolonged that I can't go back to sleep. There is an obvious change to my gait and it is painful to walk as I normally did. Transferring into or out of a vehicle is painful. I no longer have any 'explosive' movement (i.e., quickly standing from a kneeling position, quickly standing from a seated position, quickly moving from a standing position, pivoting under load or without). The doctor has not conducted an investigatory follow-up exam to discover the source of the pain and has instead moved to classify my restrictions under workmen's compensation as permanent, which may cost me my career in corrections. I developed bursitis in the knee that has compensated for the injured hip. Is it possible that I've developed bursitis in the affected hip and, if so, can it be corrected and my livelihood be saved?


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