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Suffering severe pain in my right hip and leg, Inwas referred to Mr Holt (orthopaedic surgeon, Cheltenham)twelve months ago and was given an X-ray (no scan) Two months later, I was given a hipbone steroid injection which unfortunately didn't alleviate the pain. Because this was so a member of his team concluded, even though the xray showed wear and tear, that the pain was caused by either bursitis or a trapped nerve. I was sent to the physiotherapist which didn't help much. He diagnosed severe osteoarthritis.
Twelve months later still suffering chronic pain and on a cocktail of pain killing medication (ibroprufen, codeine paracetemol four times a day, the pain is still with me. I have another appointment with Mr Holt shortly but have lost confidence in him. Can you specify which surgeon does your operation, if so, can anyone recommend a good hip replacement surgeon in the Glos area and can anyone recommend a more efficient pain killer(s) ? I would be so grateful for your help. Thankyou
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