My mother had total left hip replacement about 4 years ago and the right maybe 2 years ago. The PD affects her left side, consultant says prosthetic is ok, physio says range of moment is too although she suffers with tight and sore muscles. More recently her right 'knock' knee is quite painful.
We noticed what their saying is dystonia in her left foot following the left hip replacement. It's difficult to know if the op was the cause or if it's a coincidence dystonia developed post op.
I know dystonia can affect the same side as PD and it usually starts in the foot or neck. I wonder if it's possible for a big op like this to 'stir things up'? As PD affects communication with the body, is it feasible to imagine an operations toll on the body further worsening symptoms?
Last we were told it is a rare form of PD as she does not benefit as much as hoped from medication. Feels like I'm clutching at straws you can't see looking online and trying to make sense of things these past few years. Wording it several different way through search engines.