- A hole the size of a golf ball was found in the ilium that was fixed with a bone graft.
- "large cavetry leison" found on my ilium and this defect was contained.
- Significant amount of inflammatory fluid within the hip joint
- all evacuated
- Diffuse, hypertrophic, synovitic reaction within the joint itself
- this was thoroughly debrided (cleansed.)
- ayseptic lymphocytic-dominated vasculitis (ALVAL)
- adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD)
Although these "lesions" have been previously described in patients investigated for pain, there have been no studies of these lesions in unselectected series of patients including those with no or few symptoms as is the case with me. "It is not known whether these lesions may occur in the absence of symptoms."
This study which was just undertaken early this year, confirms that these things can occur without pain symptoms and I believe my results confirm their observations as well. I had no pain prior to surgery which might have served as a warning sign to the presence of these underlying issues.
I have not received the tissue path reports yet but I will get them soon. (It is like pulling teeth to get op reports in the hospital. You must be very persistent. I get the sense that these reports are guarded in some kind of shroud of secrecy. No one should have an operation without reading the post op report. Why would you pay thousands of dollars for an operation with no documentation on what was done???? Kinda crazy if you think about it. Ditto for the path report. These are your reports and by law, you are entitled to read them.)