I was have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a torn labrum and bursitis on my left hip. I am an active 59 yr old male. After months of physio and then gym conditioning, following two crashes on this hip in a two month period, I went to the ortho surgeon. I also broke 5 ribs and two transverse vertabrea in the crash.
Hip replacement is probably in my future but thought I would try the Durolane in hopes of buying myself some time.
Was surprised how little information I could find on this particular topic so I have decided to share my journey through this forum, which is a first for me.
Had the injection just over a week ago. A simple procedure with a freezing needle in the hip area and then the Durolane injection. It was easy to follow on the ultrasound machine and could see Bone on Bone on the top part of my socket and a calcified tab building up as well. Could also see the durolane filling the sack between my femur and my hip socket.
I walked out 30 minutes later feeling euphoric and wondered why I hadn't done that sooner. 4 to 5 hours later, the freezing came out and felt like a throbbing filling after the dentist. Then 24 hours later I was in excruciating pain and started searching the web, emailing my doctor trying to find out if something went wrong. Turns out it hurts a lot and you won't really know if its effective for 2-3 weeks. Could not walk, sleep, stand. Its been a miserable week. I found heat and no activity was best.
It's been 9 days now and feels like it is just starting to settle down and I am optimistic that it will buy me 4 to 6 months before needing surgery or maybe I can have another shot when this one wears out. I will keep you posted on my progress.
*suggestion; be sure to ask your doctor for painkillers prior.
Post Edited (Quaid) : 1/11/2017 2:58:54 PM (GMT-7)