Anonymous 

Review for Osteoarthritis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 174 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Pa
08
Sep2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 1

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Massage, Surgery
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Had bursitis in the hip. Went to my family doctor she sent me for therapy. One month later could not walk on the affected side. Went to Ortho doctor told the same and was given a shot. Told me to come back in a month. Showed little improvement. Went back had another shot told to stop PT and do exercises at home and to come back in another month. Pain got worse. He sent me to pain management. At the time supposedly they were treating me for bursitis had X-ray in June showed mild joint degeneration. At pain management was told hip was more then minimal. In two week span had two injections in the hip showed slight improvement at this time it was October. Went a third and they asked me if I would consiader aquatic therapy. Went 3 times a week for 6 weeks only got worse. In January got so bad I went back to my ORTHO Doctor took second set of X-rays told me my hip had collapsed. Sent me for a cat scan and blood work. Was diagnosed with Closed displaced fracture of medial wall of acetabulum

Avascular necrosis of right hip

Open right acetabular fracture

Closed fracture of right acetabulum Referred me to a different ORTHO Doctor who specialized in this. Sent me for more blood work and hip aspiration. Could not get any fluid from hip. Waited three weeks received a call from another ORTHO Doctor who specialized in this. Had to get a biopsy to find out why it had collapsed in so short of time. Was sent for a MRI in my hometown. Could only lay 10 minutes due to severe pain. At that time I couldn't sit stand walk or lay. Called the Doctor he had me come back to his office which was over an hours drive did more X-rays and decided to admit me did the MRI under sedation plus another hip aspiration same way. Was finally scheduled for surgery 3 days later. Did not know when I went in if he was going to replace it or take it out to treat an infection. Found out biopsy came back negative and hip was replaced. 2 weeks later another result came in saying it was positive for a bacterial infection. At this time hip was not hurting and incision was healing. Checked all the records and infectious disease doctor felt it was a false positive. So right now it is just a wait and see kind of thing. My surgeon is cautiously optimistic that it is a false positive but I am to call if I ever get pain or drainage from that hip I am almost 5 months post op. Still walk with a slight limp and use a cane when I walk far. Now I am having problems with my knees and back due to severe scoliosis. Am going to a chiropractor and he is trying to relax areas in my back plus I have been getting strengthening exercises. See a little improvement between the shoulder blades. I can sit without any pain. For the joints I have been taking joint aid. Working great. Knees feel better. Have mild joint degeneration in my left hip and that has improved also. I gave osteoarthritis plus rheumatoid arthritis.


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