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Coumpound fracture of the left femur

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2011
  • 05:46 PM

In June of 2005, I was involved in a golf cart accident in which I received a compound fracture of my upper left femur. Lots of complications, involving accelerated bone growth around the damaged hip as well as sepsis. I still find it virtually impossible to bend my left leg and must use mechanical devices to put on sox, underpants & trousers. While I am always at least 3 on a scale of 10 on the 'pain' register, and picking up dropped items is virtually an impossibility, I take no pain bills, etc and try to live with the problem. The Doctor advises that I should have a full left hip replacement - but - have some 'heart' issues that have put that option on the back burner for now. Hopefully, with a clean bill of health, hope to have the issue resolved next spring (2012). Does any of this sound familiar to someone?

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