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Removal of stem
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:38pm

My stem needed to be removed during my infection. The surgeon cut a window in the bone to get it out, then wired the window shut around the spacer. I suspect your surgeon is going to do something similar.

It took me a quite a bit longer to recover from my excisions than it did my THRs, and I did have more weight bearing restrictions.

  • Broken stemBarb L., Wed Mar 28 7:18pm
    Well surgery has been scheduled for May 2nd to repair the broken stem. The doctor said it's very uncommon and the surgery is about twice as long. Recovery time if all goes well is about the same as... more
    • Removal of stem — Michelle, Wed Apr 11 12:38pm
      • bone windowjoanbllt, Wed Apr 11 2:27pm
        On a me too basis. when infected stem was removed, surgeon had to cut window in bone, then wired patch to femur. Also he broke a sonic drill in the process - first for him -.
        • I knowMichelle, Thu Apr 12 1:26pm
          that the surgeon had a bitch of a time getting my stem out too. His PA told me after the surgery that when they set up the tools for my surgery, he had never, EVER seen so many tools compiled in one... more
    • reply to Barb LEileen Winkler, Thu Mar 29 10:00am
      Very sorry to hear this. Hope all goes well for you. I will say a prayer for you. Eileen Winkler In what city do you live?
      • Re: reply to Barb LAnonymous, Thu Mar 29 6:44pm
        I'm in Ohio!
        • stemjoanbllt, Fri Mar 30 1:59am
          A long surgery isn't necessarily bad - best wishes - do some exercising if possible before - aids in recovery.
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