Brief Medical History Overview
6 Years post hip fracture - pain and limp
Hi everyone - long story short - fell off some ladders and landed slap bang sideways onto hip. Lot's of concern with the consultants at hospital and taken down to surgery and had a DHS fitted.
Long recovery - aches, pains etc from the surgery and lots of work to rebuild the muscle strength in the area.
This was 6 years ago.
Then 2 years ago after discomfort sleeping etc I had the DHS removed and the recovery work began again.
Throughout this always had aches and the leg never felt totally right - loss of strength and to some extent flexibility but it was ok I could cope with it.
Started whilst out walking the dog - sudden sharp pain in the groin area causing me to stop and intake of breath! Thought it was just a muscle issue and carried on.
Next time out walking - same think but even more painful - it honestly felt like bone on bone - certainly more painful then I could imagine a muscle problem to cause.
This was 3 weeks ago - since then I have had regular sharp pains and it's affecting my quality of life now - struggle at times to climb stairs, lift the leg in and out of the car - real simple things.
When I had the initial operation I was told that the likelihood of further issues was high given the displaced/impacted nature of the break to the neck of femur.
Went for an x-ray today and get the results in about a week.
Does this sound something more than a muscular problem - the leg is aching in every position now and although I turned 40 only yesterday I feel more like 70!