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DR Mark: Hip pinning rehab difficulties

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I am 10 months post op from a hip pinning fracture. 3 Months after the surgery the Doc released me to do what ever I wanted. I have regained much of the strength in the abducters. I went through 20 PT sessions within the last 3 months for range of motion issues. I still limp. Some days more than others. I cannot lift my leg over a bike without lying it way over. I have ridden a sport atv with little to no pain but that's not what I want. I have a lumped up spot where the dr says the rod sticks out of the top of my femur. My PT seems to think it is binding up. I have an appointment with the DR next week. Have you ever heard of the hardware inhibitting range of motion? I have talked with others who have had theirs replaced and they are way more flexible than I.

Thanks.

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Failure of bone healing, or death of the femoral head comes to my mind first before hardware issues. See the doc and get it X-rayed.

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I'm 15 months out of my greater trochanter break/ tib and fib break. I took rods and pins out of the leg and it got better quickly . The hip is in january and I l, get the pins out of that due to limited range of motion as well as some bone removal. I was told the pins and new bone growth are limiting my mobility and causing pain. It'll be a while before the limp goes away unfortunately. Some days are worse than others also.

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I went to my Doc today and had x-rays taken. The bones look good. We discussed my options and I have decided to have the hardware removed. The doc says that my chances are much better for regaining range of motion. The down side is the rehab that I must go through again. I am hoping it is a little less without the trauma of a broken hip. Now I have 3 weeks to anticipate the whole ordeal once again. It is amazing what we will go through to be able to swing a leg over a bike.

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I am sorry, but I find this story hard to believe. I am afraid that there is more going on in this hip.

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