Published: 31 May 2013
Last Updated: 31 May 2013
Created: 31 May 2013
N. Smith's Hip Resurfacing Revision Due to Heterotopic Ossification 2012
October 06, 2012
I'm a 54 yr old male and had a resurfacing over 18 months ago and it has been
a nightmare from day one - been unable to lift my leg, walk without a stick or
do almost anything that I could do before the operation even though it was
painful due to osteo arthritis. I have lost significant amounts of muscles
around my hip and in my thigh and it has caused problems with my back and my
other hip and I have been to see countless consultants.
Now been recommended for a revision (next week) apparently partly due to
hetertopic ossification. Also lost my highly paid job because I couldn't do it
anymore ! Not a happy experience.
November 19, 2012
Had revision 5 weeks ago and the difference has been remarkable ! The surgeon
removed a large amount of bone which had formed both in the muscles and around
the MoM resurfacing and gave me full ceramic implant. Already I can do things
like lift my leg, get in and out of car, bed etc that I hadn't been able to do
for 18 months after resurfacing. Apart from the soreness from the surgery the
pain has practically disappeared. Onwards and upwards !