Went thru implanting Dynamic Hip Screw last week after got an accident and found femur neck fracture.
But after the operation, found the operated leg's length is about an inch longer than usual, doctor said it will slide in after allowed to put weight on the operated legs about 3 months after. The operation was done about 30hours after actual accident. Could you please suggest,
1)will every things back to normal.
2)How much different in length of legs usually allowed in this kind of operation.
3)Will performing usual activities, walking, sitting, driving, climbing stairs,etc. as normal person, possible?
4)what sort of complication expected.
Hi there, I had a Dynamic Hip Screw implanted after a bad fall in early December, it took 3 weeks before Dr's found the fracture and operated. In the meantime I was using crutches to manage my home and farm and at times I was in agony.
I spent a week in hospital prior to the operation and two weeks after the operation. It's now four weeks post surgery and I still need pain meds. I'm also having some pain in my groin area which is new.
Any advice or ideas would be appreciated. (BTW..I'm in my 50's)
If you have not seen your surgeon recently (since the onset of the groin pain), you need to.
Usually dynamic hip screws are placed for intertrochanteric fractures, or for fractures at the very base of the femoral neck. The incidence of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is much lower than with middle of the neck fracture, but it can still occur.
Thus, since you have developed new groin pain, you really need to see your surgeon, as groin pain can mean that there is something going on in the true hip joint (the ball and socket).
Hopefully, your groing pain is just due to muscle use or bursitis (or the like). But, it needs to be evaluated.