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Suggest remedy for joint replacement

Three months ago I had surgery for a septic hip and wrist on the same day. Now I am told that I can never have a joint replacement. There are cysts on the ball of the femur now and there is still extreme pain, and I still run a low grade fever. Is there such a thing as an arthroscopy on hips to clean it up inside the joint. Will I ever be able to have a joint replacement?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
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Hello,

Since you have history of cysts on the ball of the femur & now are experiencing extreme pain, you are suggested to get treated for the cysts. To get relief, you can take tab. Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS when needed. Get clinically examined by a surgeon, you may have to get repeat blood and imaging tests done. Get it done. Cysts are caused by OA. It can be a subchondral cyst, etc. Most bone cysts are treatable. Treatment include rest, NSAIDS administration, steroid injections, needle aspiration or surgical removal. The treatment will depend on your clinical condition & reports of the investigations obtained. Arthroscopy is an invasive procedure used to diagnose & treat the hip joint problems & the soft tissue issues around the hip joint.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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Suggest remedy for joint replacement

Hello, Since you have history of cysts on the ball of the femur & now are experiencing extreme pain, you are suggested to get treated for the cysts. To get relief, you can take tab. Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS when needed. Get clinically examined by a surgeon, you may have to get repeat blood and imaging tests done. Get it done. Cysts are caused by OA. It can be a subchondral cyst, etc. Most bone cysts are treatable. Treatment include rest, NSAIDS administration, steroid injections, needle aspiration or surgical removal. The treatment will depend on your clinical condition & reports of the investigations obtained. Arthroscopy is an invasive procedure used to diagnose & treat the hip joint problems & the soft tissue issues around the hip joint. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician