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post ORIF of femur 8 weeks still having serious pain

Orthopedic surgeon says pins re still in place, no movement seen on x-ray or collapse of head but I am still unable to walk without a walker and am experience a lot of pain from hip to knee. Doctor says he cannot explain it since when he moves my leg I experience no pain.He says if it does not improve the only solution would be surgery to replace my hip. I want to avoid that but I do not know where to go.
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replied July 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!
I read your question and I understand your concern.
The only solution is replacement of hip joint if you are experiencing severe pain during walking. I would suggest you to take oral steriod like prednisone for 2 weeks and look for the response. Otherwise surgery would be the ultimate option.
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

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