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Hip pinning with cannulated screws

I suffered a right subcapital fracture after a skiing fall and had 3 cannulated screws placed 2 weeks ago.
I had very mild pain after surgery and only used tramadol first day at home and then tylenol. After two weeks, I have only occasional mild burning in the groin or buttocks, not requiring pain medicine, including tylenol.

Is that a good signal/normal or there is no way of telling if healing is appropriate without xray or later in recovery?

When did others have their first xray and/or MRI (better test for AVN)?

I am toe-touch for another 2 weeks. Did anyone started driving early after pinning?
Usual recommendation is 4-6 weeks but I wonder if you can drive sooner if you have no pain or minimal pain.
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replied March 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its normal after AVN management. Xray is repeated after 4 weeks.You should wait for atleast 4 weeks.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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