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Pain, stiffness after surgeries for HIP FRACTURES. XRAY.

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In continuation to my previous consult, My mother had fractures and last week two surgeries were preformed,
One in the back and one on the left hip. Please review the X-rays before and after and give your opinion including the following:

0 – Is it normal to still have pain on the left leg even after 15 days of having the surgery of left hip replacement?

1- Were both surgeries successful?

2- If not can you please detail what is wrong?

3- The right side fracture was not touched. Will it heal by itself and if it does will my mother be able to use the right leg to walk?

4- If the right fracture heals wrong can she still walk and will the pain go away?

5- Is there less invasive or non-surgical way to fix it the right fracture?

6- if surgery is needed for the right fracture, how soon does it need to be done?

Please see the links to the x-rays bellow:

x-rays before surgeries

x-rays of left hip surgery

x-rays of back surgery

x-rays of left hip 10 days after surgery

Category: Orthopedic Surgeon

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Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your follow-up query.
Your query has been forwarded to the concerned specialist. He has requested for some more time to review all the scans.
Once he replies, I will get back to you.
Best Regards,
InHouse Physician.

Patient replied :

I am still waiting for the answers.


Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 3 Days.

I am able to load your first picture of hip of replacement only and pictures are right.She may be able to walk on that limb.
I will try to give you remaining answer if I will be able to load your pictures. I am having some difficulties oprning the other scans.

Patient replied :


I hope you are able to view them by going to these links:
These are taken on the day of the surgery:
These are taken 10 days after the surgery:

Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 2 Days.

It looks that there is partial subluxation of a cup in the left hip.It looks that your surgeon had done bipolar replacement arthroplasty.
The pain generally goes away after 10 days.Mild pain can be there due to muscle & bone weakness due to a long rest.
She should have some physiotherapy for relief.
The right side fracture will unite without any other treatment although surgeon treat it by surgery in a fresh case.
Hope this will help you

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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