Pin in hip giving pain

Posted by cindiwass @cindiwass, Oct 6, 2019

My husband broke his hip when he fell and had pin placed in his hip. He was recovering ok but now is having a lot of pain and limping. He limped after the surgery and rehab. The doctor said one option is to have the pin removed, but he would still limp. I would like opinions and experiences, if possible, about this. What happens to hip if pin is removed? (He is 74.)

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I had hip surgery involving bolts and pins many years ago. I was told, at the time that I could keep them in my hip forever. However, over time I started experiencing pain. It took at least four different doctors to convince me to have the metal removed. When I finally agreed, it felt so much better. As long as his hip is completely healed and he doesn’t need the pins anymore, I don’t think it matters if it’s taken out.

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@migizii

I had hip surgery involving bolts and pins many years ago. I was told, at the time that I could keep them in my hip forever. However, over time I started experiencing pain. It took at least four different doctors to convince me to have the metal removed. When I finally agreed, it felt so much better. As long as his hip is completely healed and he doesn’t need the pins anymore, I don’t think it matters if it’s taken out.

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That is an interesting reply. Thank you! I will tell this to my husband, and then talk to the doctor about it. So far the doctors we visited have given little information. Thanks again!!

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@migizii

I had hip surgery involving bolts and pins many years ago. I was told, at the time that I could keep them in my hip forever. However, over time I started experiencing pain. It took at least four different doctors to convince me to have the metal removed. When I finally agreed, it felt so much better. As long as his hip is completely healed and he doesn’t need the pins anymore, I don’t think it matters if it’s taken out.

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Hi again. I spoke to my husband and he is nervous about another operation and the rehab. His first rehab was exhausting. How about the rehab after the pins were removed? I was just re-reading the doctor's note to him, and it mentioned rod and screws. I was reading also that removal can be quite complicated. (What a mess.) I hope the doctor remembers or has on record what type of rod and screws he used. And what kind of cement. Yes, what a mess with these things.

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@cindiwass

That is an interesting reply. Thank you! I will tell this to my husband, and then talk to the doctor about it. So far the doctors we visited have given little information. Thanks again!!

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@cindiwass Jumping in here . welcome to connect . I'm Linda Lioness and wanted to say our bodies reject anything foreign in our bodies and this is probably why he is having pain now . Migizii has a great response to you . I'm a retired nurse. Let us know how your husband does if he goes through with this .

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@cindiwass

Hi again. I spoke to my husband and he is nervous about another operation and the rehab. His first rehab was exhausting. How about the rehab after the pins were removed? I was just re-reading the doctor's note to him, and it mentioned rod and screws. I was reading also that removal can be quite complicated. (What a mess.) I hope the doctor remembers or has on record what type of rod and screws he used. And what kind of cement. Yes, what a mess with these things.

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The metal in my hip rather disintegrated upon removal because I waited so many years to have it removed. I don’t recall the rehab being too bad but I was a lot younger than I am now…..although it’s nothing like having a hip replacement or anything
like that because your hip is remaining intact. I hope that helps but make sure you check it all out with your doctor, but I did find in the long run, the surgery ended up being well worth it.

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@migizii

The metal in my hip rather disintegrated upon removal because I waited so many years to have it removed. I don’t recall the rehab being too bad but I was a lot younger than I am now…..although it’s nothing like having a hip replacement or anything
like that because your hip is remaining intact. I hope that helps but make sure you check it all out with your doctor, but I did find in the long run, the surgery ended up being well worth it.

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I forgot to mention it was a bolt, three pins, and a plate. I had a different surgeon take out the metal than put it in.

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