Hi there, frister. Thanks for your reply. A failed open reduction/reduction (ORIF) was the initial procedure I had immediately after my fall. All the hardware failed and I was in terrible pain. I went for a 2nd opinion today, which turned out to be extremely frustrating. I was told that hospitals use different companies for their prostheses and I must go back to the surgeon who did my hip replacement. I replied that it was too far for me to travel and wait for 3 to 4 hours to see this person. The doctor again insisted thst I had to see the original surgeon ASAP. I explained that my health care was in my hands and i wasnt going to be told what to do anymore. After more arguing, he decided to perform blood work to look for infection and a CT scan to look at the placement of the hardware. He also mentoned neuroma…not really sure what that means. As i was a medical transcriptionist for 25 years before i fell and broke myself in several places, I can decipher the Latin and Greek roots. However, i dont understand what it specifically means in relation to my pain. When looking for answers, please don't allow your physician to push you around. I was told for 6 months to wait and give it time. I truly hope you get the help you deserve and are entitled to. Let me know how things go for you.