Hip Revision

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Hello I have a problem and I am unsure what to do next. I had a left hip revision in 2011 due to a faulty DePuy ASR. The op was really bad with lots of pain and even after 18 months I still had a problem. I got my consultant changed and I have just been informed that the revision was not done properly and is 2cm out of the socket. I am not a well person and do not want to go though another court case, as with DePuy. I desided to contact the treatment centre and ask the Matron to look into my problem as they have looked after me for the last 7 years and 5 operations and they were fantastic. I have contacted her twice and her assistant once since 10 days ago. So help with what do I do next.

Thanks Steve

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    Hi, this sounds just like my mum! She has been worse since having a revision and she was under anaesthetic for far too long at the timebof the op....we do believe it was extremely difficult to take the old hip joint out. Have you tried going through the PALS route? 

    Gail

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      Sorry, forgot to ask when the operations were done.  New improved instruments are now available which can remove the cup with only 2mm bone loss, so things have improved recently.
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      Sorry unable to let you know what loopy did my op or where due to com claim. Can tell you that I dropped the loopy and now have a really good consultant, he revised my right hip and its great. He also told me alot about my previouse hip ops and he refused to use M on M implants. Take care
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    If you look on the website for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore there is a page for Painful Metal on Metal Hip resurfacings.  This unit was set up to deal with cases such as yours and the Implant Retrieval Unit is also based at Stanmore. Your doctor can refer you directly there and your case will be looked at by a team of experienced surgeons.  Hope this is of help.  Good luck.
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