Had hip replacement 8 years ago. Now I have severe pain again when weight bearing.

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68. Female  throbbing deep pain

2 Answers

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There are some possible causes. The first is that the prosthetic device is malfunctioning, such as when it fractures. Another possibility is that the prosthetic device irritates your sciatic nerve. It is imperative to see your orthopedic surgeon and get at least a hip X-ray scan.

You need to get a CT or MRI (if possible) to check whether your replaced hip get injured again. Did you bump into something or fall over recently? Are you taking some medications that may reduce the blood supply to the hip such as steroids? I think you'd better see an orthopedist.

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