Femur fracture after removal “nail” used for hip repair
Hi. My name is Mary Anne. 7 1/2 months ago, I fell while hiking and broke my hip. The surgeon didn’t do a THR, just a repair. My bone hasn’t completely healed and after this much time, probably won’t. I have osteoporosis. It was recommended that I now have a THR, which has been scheduled. The surgeon will need to take out the long nail that is in my femur as well as my hip. When they put the THR in, the part that goes down my femur will need to be thicker which means that there’s a chance there could be a new fracture when it is inserted. Does anyone have experience with something like this? What happened and how are things now?