"Hip replacement problems"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I'm a male in my 30s and in 2008 I had an accident at work, fractured my femur in my left hip which over the next 12 months I developed a vascular necrosis which meant I needed hip replacement.

First I was told by a consultant that I'm too young and won't get one then was called back to hospital to see different consultant to the operation was going ahead which I was pleased with.

I had the first op then 3 months later started to develop pain in my hip and feelings move and told its fine nothing wrong with the hip the problem was I had gout in my knee so they treated the mystery gout.

Then I went to see a private consultant to which he recommend that the hip could be loose and needed investigating with a ultra sound scan and radioactive bone scan so then I was due an appointment with my consultant at Tameside to which all they wanted to was sit and wait to see if it improved so I showed them the report from private consultant which they dismissed and sent me for X-ray when I returned from X-ray they say can I see your report again to which read then arranged the test to which proved the hip was loose then in December 2011 hip revision surgery to which up until now had been really good but since start July 2012 the hip feels like its loose again.

I've been to my gp he said leave ten days see if it settles ten days passed no change so on chance I phoned Tameside about an appointment to my surprise they can fit me in, they can check my hip when go I see same consultant and tell how it is, so sent X-ray which they says is good nothing wrong go home see you in one year and I will tell your gp you need to see a back consultant to which I laugh inside as the same consultant said I had gout when my hip was loose last now they say bad back I'm thinking of completely changing hospitals.

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to provide the Trust with details of your experiences. I would urge you to contact the Trust Complaints Department on 0161 922 6025 so that a full investigation can be conducted into your concerns.

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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