Topic and Title may be misleading, but it was as close as I could come. Situation: Broke hip 07/1998; went for repairs, and after four months was advised not healing; Had total hip replacement 01/1999. Since the 1998 surgery, my hip burns badly enough that I am limited in activity. Sitting, standing, walking are almost prohibited. Sometimes hip will burn for days, 24/7. Other times there are respites. Many nights, the burning lasts until 2 a.m. or even 4 a.m.. My orthopaedic hip surgeon is recommending epidurals to control the discomfort, restoring some quality of life. I'm skeptical and almost desperate. Will get a MRI on 11/2, results 11/6. Then decide about the epidural. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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