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I need a hip replacement, but I'm so concerned about having "Mixed Autoimmune Disease" and rejecting the implanted parts, cements, etc. I'd like to hear from anyone that can relate.
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welcome to arthritis-health and how to start using our systemHave you been diagnosed with Mixed Autoimmune disease? Or, are you just concerned about a rejection?My case is a little different where I have a pain pump implanted along with a tube and catheter. I took a chance because we were out of options. That was 2 yrs. ago and I still have not had a problem.
Also, have you discussed this concern with your doctor? Hopefully someone else will come along and give you more information.Take care and keep us posted.
I have had both of my hips totally replaced with new ball/socket and stem. That was over 6 years ago and I have not had any problems with my hip.
But as Sandra stated, do you have any autoimmune disease? That would be something if you did to talk to the surgeon.
I did find, that the best surgeons always want to make sure during the hip surgery, that the leg lengths are identical. When they are off just a bit, its an invitation to follow on problems.