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fractured femur

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 24, 2007
  • 06:05 AM

i fractured my femur two years ago and had to have a rod and screws put in the right leg and torn the muscles in the knee and had to have screws put in the knee. now i am having alot of problems with the upper leg, the doctor who fixed the leg says my problem is in the knee, but xrays show that one of the screws in the leg is now bent. has anyone experienced this problem and have any insight on this. it seems to me that if the screw is bent that would cause the pain i am now having. can anyone help. thank you

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  • I would get a second opinion and go to an orthopedic surgeon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 10:19 PM
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  • i fractured my femur two years ago and had to have a rod and screws put in the right leg and torn the muscles in the knee and had to have screws put in the knee. now i am having alot of problems with the upper leg, the doctor who fixed the leg says my problem is in the knee, but xrays show that one of the screws in the leg is now bent. has anyone experienced this problem and have any insight on this. it seems to me that if the screw is bent that would cause the pain i am now having. can anyone help. thank you I have a Spiral Fracture of my Femur since Feb 14th this year and I have a screw that is too long. The Surgeon has suggested removing it, but no promises that it will stop the pain. The pain is in my knee, nowhere near the fracture. In fact I have had very little pain in the Fracture area, but down in the knee at the base of the plate, and behind my knee. It feels like someone is sticking a hot rod and lying on my side, which is the way I have always slept, is the worst, but I put a pillow between my legs and that at least eases it somewhat. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2010
    • 02:04 AM
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  • hi,I think both the thread starters and the other persons problem are related to the implant (rod and screws) in your thigh. Loose screws can cause pain and a loose screw in thigh can cause knee pain too. So removal of the screw can help you. Its not a major procedure so you can definitely undergo this operation without any concerns.Sometimes, removal of implants may not improve your pain as rightly said by your orthoped. But it is still definitely worth a try. Cause leaving a loose screw inside your body is definitely not worth the risk.Dr. Gauresh.
    neck-spasm 3 Replies
    • September 5, 2010
    • 00:25 PM
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  • Thanks for a Professional reply. I go to see my Orthopod in early October, but may try to get an earlier app. as this pain is just not getting any better. It has not changed at all round the back of my knee since 3 months post fracture of femur. I just don't understand why my femur isn't sore and the pain is so bad at the back of the knee. I also have a knee prosthesis, but that has been there for 20yrs and even when I fractured the femur, and my leg went out at a 90 degree angle away from by body bending at the knee (the front bent instead of the back) but the Ortho who operated said that it wasn't displaced or damaged when I slipped on the water in the store.:confused:
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 5, 2010
    • 09:50 PM
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