Hello, Hiprunners! I am a 64 year old avid runner. I had a single metal on metal Birmingham hip installed 6 years ago. It was super successful, I thought. Since then, I have continued to run competitively, and enjoyed many other endurance sports, as I have for 50 years. Since the hip surgery, I have completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, and set age group course records at about a dozen ultras. My BQ is sub 30 minutes. I enjoy the ride, and have been blessed with not having to train that much, for real. I have run about 8000 miles on this hip.
But, this hip has been hurting increasing the last couple of years. I cut out all good training about a year ago, and now can hardly run. I limp when I stand and walk….argghhh! Even golf and bowling are nearly impossible!
7 months ago, I had repairs to my medius gluteus, and medius minimus. That did not help. I feel that repair is fine, but has no impact on the long term. MRI for that repair is apparently ok.
The surgeons feel the metal on metal hip is in good as new shape, not loose, not worn. x rays and MRI agree, they say. Metal levels in my blood are ok.
Something is wrong, really wrong. Limping and pain are increasing, and have been for several months.
Any one out there have had a similar journey and resolution???