Road Safety With 1 Stick On Your Femur?

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I experienced a broken thigh bone precisely the upper thigh under the stump. in the last 2 months control the doctor had suggested as strong as possible but still using 2 crutches because it was feared to fall if 1 crutch. But I already use 1 crutch at home and if I leave the house for a short time I also use 1 crutch because it’s delicious and when using 2 crutches it becomes complicated. Will the pen be bent or broken? my legs are not the difference and I don’t feel any lumps around the pen. How?

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Hello Indra, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.


After suffering a broken bone, the bone will undergo several phases of bone repair which will certainly require a certain amount of time. Generally it takes about 3-6 months for a broken bone to heal, even if a pen is placed. Because the function of the pen is to keep the condition of the broken bone stable in its position so that it helps the recovery of the broken bone to be better than the pen that is not installed with the same case condition. Here we briefly present the process of healing broken bones:

inflammation / inflammation: broken bones will definitely cause bleeding, from this blood supply inflammation will occur which is marked by swelling, redness and warm palpable, which occurs between 1 day to 1 week.
soft callus formation: 2 to 3 weeks thereafter will form soft callus formation at both ends of the broken bone, which will function as the bridge of the connecting bone, and the duration of this phase is 4 to 8 weeks from the initial injury
hard callus formation: the filling of new bone which is stronger than in the previous phase so that when in Rongten it will look like bone appearance. Usually it will occur in 8 weeks to 12 weeks after injury
bone remodeling: the broken side will undergo repairs and reshuffle or is called remodeling, so that the defect will be repaired and usually takes place after 12 weeks for several years, this process will continue.

The rate of healing and remodeling of the bones will certainly differ from one case to another, which can be influenced by several factors such as age, health, type of fracture and broken bones. The average needed for the femur of the shaft will take 12 weeks to be completely ready for use in activities.


The pen is made of precious metal which of course has been made in such a way as to connect and stabilize broken bones so as not to be displaced. However, when the bone repair has not reached the formation of hard callus, it is very possible if the pen can be slightly shifted or bent because of the position of the thighs of course is to support the upper body, if the burden is too large and the bones are not strong yet the possibility of bending. But, if your doctor has stated that you can tread while walking but still with the help of cruch, then most likely the bone has passed the third phase (hard callus phase) and into the remodeling phase.


As long as you can be careful in your activities and use cruch even though only 1 is not a serious thing or it can interfere with your former surgery or pen. It's just that of course you need to be careful so as not to fall back again especially if exposed to the operated bone. Because the remodeling process is now ongoing. Thus our explanation, hopefully answer. If there are still doubts, you can consult again with the doctor who treated you for this.

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