In July of 2010, I had an osteotomy. That is where they take your femur out of your socket, reshape it, turn it in place, and pin it with a metal plate and screws. My hips are at 33 degrees when a normal hip should only be at 15. The surgery went well. I was doing great with physical therapy. However, I started to go downhill about a month and a half ago. I was feeling a pinching sensation deep within my groin. When I would move a weird way to release the tension, it would respond with a loud, painful 'click'-sound. It keeps getting worse as each day passes. And I cannot control when it fires up. It happens at random times - walking, laying in bed, sitting to standing, etc. It is extremely painful and I simply cannot take the pain anymore. Earlier today, I went to the hospital where I had my surgery and I saw one of the surgeons. He thinks it is a good idea to remove the metal plate and screws. I am so skinny that the metal is rubbing against the bone, causing me some of the pain. As far as the 'clicking' goes, we have to check with another surgeon to see if I need arthroscopic surgery along with the removal of the hardware. Does this make sense to anyone? Has anyone been through something like this before? Is there anything I should worry about? Will my pain resolve? I am getting extremely depressed and frustrated because I have been suffering with this pain for 4 years and I am getting sick and tired of it. I am tired of waiting for answers. I just need something to relieve my pain. Any comments or suggestions would be great. Thank you so much!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.