Hi All thought I had posted an update to my current issues, but cant find it so will do again.
After my hip was replaced last October my surgeon had to fit a plate and wires to fix a non healing fracture, caused by a very difficult removal of my hip last June.
Just before I went on holiday end of March I had a very violent movement, like I'd been shot in my leg whilst bending forward. As I could walk I deemed my holiday was much needed and therefore more important!!! Unfortunatly a week into my holiday I suddenly got extreme pain and was unable to weight bear. This settled but then became an intermittent problem. Xray on return to the UK showed that I had snapped the wires securing the plate which was now moving around causing problems with my sciatic nerve.
The wires had snapped and the plate had smashed my femur on rebound after breaking, resulting in a periprosthetic fracture. So I returned to theatre my 7th OP in 2 1/2 years, 5 in 2 years on that hip! The plate and wires removed and the # repaired with tape.
I'm pleased to say that after 48 hours I was walking better that I've walked in years with very little pain, I also feel taller!!!!! Cultures were taken at the op and I havn't heard yet about the prolonged culture but at 48 hours were negative. Hopefully it is all finally behind me. Clips out tomorrow and seeing consultant on Wednesday. Wish me luck as we all know you get very apprehensive beforehand.