Treatment Of Femoral Fractures And Fibulae?
Hello, I want to ask. I have a femur fracture in the same fibula and it’s been almost 1 year. That used a pen installation operation. It has been able to walk but it’s a bit abnormal and often hurts. Why is that? Can the bone be called a non union?
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Non-union is one of the complications of fractures in the bone where both sides of the bone do not connect properly. Non-union usually occurs in bones that have fractures that are not managed properly or if there are other complications of fractures that occur (such as avascular necrosis or bone infection. Usually non-union will not occur if surgery has been done on the bone.
Regarding the way to walk that is still abnormal, it needs to be re-evaluated, do you walk abnormally because of pain in the legs when walking, or shortening of the bones (for example there are bones that were destroyed in an accident so your bones must be cut first and then connected). Pain that you feel constantly while walking can occur due to several possibilities, including:
damage or injury to nerves when bones break or during surgery
scar tissue formation
shift on the mounted pen
You are certainly advised to exercise control again with your orthopedic doctor. If indeed the pain still continues to be felt after 1 year of installation of pen, you should consult back to the orthopedic doctor who operated on you so that further evaluation can be done. Your doctor will likely re-X-ray the leg to see the healing in your bones. Your doctor can also refer you to a medical rehabilitation doctor for foot physiotherapy.
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