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Left hip replaced January of 2015. Have had chronic left groin pain since the surgery. Four years of doctor appts. with no help
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Left hip replaced, anterior entry, January of 2015 with onset immediately of left groin pain. November of 2015 orthoscopic surgery on left hip, possible tendon too tight. No help. 2016 had double hernia surgery with no help. Have had nerves studies done twice showing some neuropathy and chronic L5 radiculopathy affecting lower extremities. Have been through 2 pain management clinics with injections in back with no success of easing pain and then had temporary spinal electronic stimulator for one week with no success. I have had bone scans of left hip for possible looseness but scans come back with no problems around artificial hip. I sat on my wallet on the left side for 50 years which probably caused lumbar spondylolisthesis. I walk somewhat crooked which puts uneven pressure on my legs and which may have led to the hip going bad.
I have had visits with back doctor who says he sees no pinching in L1 or L2 that would require surgery. Back doctor thinks maybe nerve damage at top of hip surgery incision which is at my waist belt line.