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Broken hip badly repaired

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  • Posted By: mrmpgh
  • November 28, 2008
  • 05:09 AM

I am 52 years old and broke my hip 9 months ago. The surgeon repaired it with a plate and screws. One month after the surgery I reported to the surgeon that I had extreme pain across my buttocks, groin pain and pain along the incision and down my leg. The surgeon said that this was normal. Needless to say 8 months and 2 doctors later I still have the pain. The groin pain is the worst it limits my movement and I'm unable to put total weight on the leg/hip. I have had a physical therapist and a bone scan technician say that the plate seemed to be too high and that the screw in the area of the groin seemed to be too deep. Spinal MRI shows no spinal problem, and EMG shows I have nerve damage.

I am going to see an orthopedic surgeon in the next few weeks, how do I get him to address the issue that the groin pain is probably being caused by the screw and that after 9 months of daily intolerable pain it should be removed. Thanks for any input.

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