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What causes thigh pain after hip replacement?

Asked anonymously on 9th May, 2022 at 5:27 pm

What causes thigh pain after hip replacement?


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Dr. Hanisha Ramchandani

6 years of experience


Last edited on 9th May 2022 at 5:35 pm

* Thigh pain after hip replacement may be mild to moderate which may or may not require therapeutic intervention 
* Usually some discomfort in the hip and thigh region is common as body adjusts to the changes made in that area.
* Thigh pain after surgery may be due to dislocation of the implant 
* Or due to fracture around the implant 
* Thigh pain may also be due to changes in the length of the leg, some exercises will help to increase the mobility and strength 
* If thigh pain is more while walk and ok at rest, then it might be due to loode acetabular cup component.
* In some cases it may be due to bone prosthesis micromotion
* Excess stress transfer to the femur bone 
* Tendonitis I.e. inflammation around the tendons can cause thigh pain
* stress fractures, 
* Labral tears
* Cartilage/ tendon tears
* Periosteal irritation
* If thigh pain is immediately after surgery few points to be ruled out are
- subtle infection 
- femur fracture
- loose implants that doesn't allow bone to grow into the implant due to too much of micro motion

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Dr. Saksham Mittal

8 years of experience


Answered on 9th May 2022 at 5:34 pm

Thigh pain is often due to the stem position of the the prosthesis and often depends upon the type of surgical approach used. you need to show your x-ray to orthopedist and also start Physiotherapy

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Dr. Dilip Mehta

19 years of experience

Joint Replacement Surgeon

Last edited on 9th May 2022 at 5:32 pm

Main causes  of thigh pain after hip replacement are:
Lack of Physio
Poor bone 
You need to consult a orthopedist for treatment.

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Dr. Rajat Jangir

13 years of experience

Joint Replacement Surgeon

Last edited on 9th May 2022 at 5:28 pm

Data from studies indicate that thigh pain is a significant complication after successful cementless total hip replacement surgery. In most cases, reported symptoms are mild to moderate, resolve spontaneously or do not progress, and require little or no therapeutic intervention.


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