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Stacy R. Grenier
Hip replacement and pregnancy
Mon May 28, 2007 1:06pm

Hello,
Thank you for your response.

I was tolal weight bearing at 6 weeks post op. and was fine until Nov 06 when I had a fall.
I was still total weight bearing, but I was taking Ibuprofin quite often 3 + times a day and in daily pain close to before surgery on some days.
When I got pregnant my doc. asked me to talk with a hip doc. (mine from the surgery is in Washington I am now in Alaska)
I found one and he told me because I am now walking like a duck he felt the post that goes down the leg was not attaching correcty and to be off my leg as much as possible, no physicl therapy, exercise etc.
He also told me he felt like I would need another surgery after the baby was born.

My thought is we can't do an x-ray because of the pregnancy so how do we know what is going on and I worry that laying in bed for 9 months well only increase the problem and my weight and not be helpful.

So I am in search of different opinions. I am going to see a different doctor in a week.

As for the labor he told me I had a 50- 50 chance of dislocation and to have a c-section.
I would really rather deliver normally.

I haven't heard of the metal on metal and the pregnancy being a problem? now that I have the metal on metal and I am pregnant is there anything I can do?

Thank you, for your time
Stacy

  • Re: pregnancy after hip replacementDr. Swanson, Mon May 28 11:44am
    Iím confused as to why you would be made toe touch weight bearing 8 months post-op. Was that done because of the pregnancy? In general, it is agreed by almost all orthopaedic surgeons that a patient... more
    • Hip replacement and pregnancy — Stacy R. Grenier, Mon May 28 1:06pm
      • hip replacement & pregnancyTodd Swanson, MD, Sat Jun 2 4:52pm
        Well, unfortunately, it sounds like your physician suspects that you have a loose femoral component. I would have to agree from your description. In general, it is best to avoid radiographs while... more
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