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Is it normal to have swelling on the hip post hip replacement ?

I have severe pain on my left side, lower back swollen sharp pains, can t turn over in bed, left thigh ache, groin area throbbing, sharp pains in buttocks . Hard to walk, Can t sleep at night. I aso have burstits in my left hip and hip replacement on right side I had in August, still very swollen on the right side don t know if that s normal or not. I just know I hurt left and right side.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Persistence of pain at the operated site, swelling and difficulty in walking,Groin pain after a total hip replacement is not considered as normal and is a matter of concern.

Either there could be an underlying infection or loosening of the prosthetic components (which I suspect, as the cause of your symptoms).

A detailed clinical examination, Biochemical investigations, Joint aspirations, radiological parameters etc are needed to establish the cause of your symptoms.

I suggest you to consult your treating surgeon and discuss the issues.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 20 Mar 2014
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