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how long do femoral neck stress fractures normally take to heal?

happened in nov 2010 still in pain, how much longer till im 100% pain free?

Depends on how bad it was.  (+ info)

What treatments are best for a woman over age 80 with Femoral Neck Fractures?

This is for my grandma. She had an accident 2 weeks ago and the impact turned out to have caused Femoral Neck Fractures on her right side. Now I am wondering what treatment options are out there for this type of fractures, what are the complications that come with them and which one of the treatment is proven to be most effective for elders. Thank you very much in advance. If you need any more information to answer this question, please let me know as well.

Usually with a break to the femoral neck of the elderly, a hip replacement is done. Many recover just fine with no problems. With the surgery, the head and neck(surgical neck just below the femoral) is removed and replaced with a metal support that fits into the acetablum of the hip. If surgery is not done, either the fracture was not severe or they dont think she is strong enough to handle the surgery. Please tell your grandma i hope she feels better. Mine is 97 and still a spitfire. Good Luck!!  (+ info)

Femoral Neck, Fractures?

The femur is the large bone in the thigh that connects up to the ball and socket joint in the pelvis. A femoral neck fracture is commonly known as a broken hip. The fracture is usually dislocated and usually requires a complete hip replacement where the entire ball is replaced with a prosthesis. There is a new surgery that uses a smaller incision and has a shorter recovery. Best of luck!  (+ info)

what are the signs and symptoms after a femoral neck fracture ORIF. How should i feel after the surgery?

I want to know how I would feel after the surgery is done. Should i be in pain? swelling? loss of motion? loss of strenght? how will it affect my daily life?

Pain is common after sugery, and you can expect to be taking pain medication for 2-3 months afterwards. Most likely, you will be hospitalized for 2-4 days...Depending on how well you can walk with crutches or a walker or what your home environment is like and how much weight the surgeon allows you to put on it, you might need to transfer to an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Most younger people are able to go directly home, however. Those who are elderly, live alone, are non-weight bearing and have stairs in their home may need several weeks in the rehab unit as an inpatient.

There will be some loss of motion, but it usually comes back pretty well on it's own with your home exercise program. Strength decifits will also occur. These are natural parts of healing. Depending on your age and level of activity, you will probably require 1-3 months of therapy afterwards.  (+ info)

How serious is a malunion of a femoral neck stress fracture found 5 years after the original injury?

5 years ago while I was in the U.S. Marines i had the stress fracture in my left femur. I have had some pain since then but about a month ago i got 10% disability rating from the Veterans Affairs office and they found evidence of malunion in my femur. Around a month ago i started having alot of pain in the same area and it feels like its another fracture but its not.(MRI and x-rays show no evidence of another fracture or AVN) I went to an ortho today and all my documents kinda confused him.(i couldnt get a straight answer out of him) I was just wondering if the malunion can be the cause of all this pain.

The malunion could certainly be the cause of the pain. When you consider the weight the femur has to carry, and thus the pretty constant stress on this part of your body, it makes sense that if the bone is out of alignment, it will be subject to extra stress. Pain is the body's way of saying "this is not right - give me a break". Perhaps staying off it for a while might help (but I'm no orthopaedic surgeon).

It might be too late for this, but still worth a try - grind up some comfrey leaves and apply to the area where the break was. Wrap (otherwise messy), adn leave on overnight. Comfrey really improves bone repair, adn although your break was a long time ago, the bones are constantly being eaten away and reforming, so it might help. (Please let me know if it works!)

I hope this helps, and wish you a painfree future.  (+ info)

Can neck fractures change a person physically or mentally?

My friend's friend fell off a truck(she was sitting on the side when the driver sped up as a joke) and got 3 neck fractures.
She's been in the ICU for three days now.
Will she be affected/effected by this, or will she heal and be the same?
Richard, hopefully you'll see this, she DID have surgery.
I forgot to mention that.
They had surgery the night of the accident.
They also had to drain fluid out of her head.

Elsie, the answer to this lies in whether there was any damage to the spinal cord. If the spinal cord was undamaged she will recover completely. Since she has not had any surgery at this point I think that she should recover completely. Mentally she may have to work with a mental health specialist to get past this incident. Being in a car or truck may bring back bad memories.  (+ info)

Can a neck become so stiff that it fractures the spine?

I woke up at about 3:30 this morning with my neck so stiff I could hardly pick my head up off of the pillow. When drinking my morning coffee, I couldn’t get past half cup because it hurt so bad to tip my head enough to get the rest (resorted to using a straw).

Should I worry about my neck being strong enough to snap my spine?

I experienced the same thing last spring...went to the orthopod and after x-rays, MRIs etc. was told that two of the vertebrae in my neck are fusing on their own. Not much you can about that...I take ibuprofen (3-200 mgs.) 3 times a day. Doc says that is well below the 2400 mg. daily limit. But you have to be consistent and take them all the time.

And no I don't think you can fracture your own spine. You are having issues with your vertebrae though and should go see a doc---hope you have insurance. Mine i about to run out again.  (+ info)

I had a femoral neck fracture and it has 3 metal pins . Is it okay not to remove those internal device?

it happn 2 years ago.

If they are not causing any problems, then it is usually fine to leave them in. It would be best to call the doctor who inserted them and follow whatever advice you receive there.  (+ info)

does anyone with avascular necrosis first had a femoral neck stress fracture?

im 23 and when i was 19 i was diagnosed with a femoral neck stress fracture, when i was in the military. for the past two weeks my leg has had deep pains that radiate from my hip to my foot. a ct scan ruled out sciatica. and im waiting on results from an mri. just heard that stress fractures and avn are related

My husband has AVN in both knees and right shoulder. I am going to pray that you do not have it!. I would not wish this on anyone. I am giving you links to the National Osteonecrosis Foundation and the ON/AVN Support Group International. Avascular Necrosis is also know as Osteonecrosis. If you are diagnosed with this disease you will find these sites helpful. Also ON/AVN Support Group is also part of Yahoo groups and you will be able to chat with others with this disease once you are a member. These sites will give a really good idea of what to expect to go through with this disease. I must warn you that if you get to read some of the stories they can be very depressing! Good Luck! I truly hope you have something else that is curable!  (+ info)

I have 3 pins in my left hip due to the fact I broke my femoral neck, will I end up having to have a C-section?

I'm 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I'm just curious if anyone has had a similar experience.

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