Femur Questions

My 13 year old son had emergency surgery for a femur fracture a year ago. He had plates and screws attached to his femur and lengthy PT. He still has a limp and has pain in his leg and hip. His knee is still slightly turned in. We have an appointment in 2 weeks with his ortho surgeon and we are to let him know at that time if we want the hardware removed. We don't know what to do!!! When I asked the doctor he said it is our decision and not enough research has been compiled yet to determine if there is harm to leave the hardware. Is the limping and the pain normal and where can I find more information on hardware removal. The doctor also said that he has developed bursitis in his hip and can take ibuprofin for this.


Posted By Ronda on July 10, 2007 at 09:53:23:

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