I saw my Orthopaedic Surgeon yesterday & I am having more surgery on Tuesday the 20th October on my leg. This is to swap the screw in the intramedullary rod in my leg from a static screw to a dynamic screw to jolt the femur into healing activity. Surgery was going to be today but … Continue reading Bone Stimulator to the Rescue!!
Category: Orthopaedic Surgeon
Knee screw in, knee screw out…you guessed it!!
I have to have the knee screw re inserted that I had taken out 7 weeks ago. Why is it a new version of the hockey pockey song keeps going around in my head??? You put the knee screw in You take the knee screw out You put the knee screw in & you shake … Continue reading Knee screw in, knee screw out…you guessed it!!
The Femur Break is not behaving at all!
Peter & I spent 3 hours with my Orthopaedic Surgeon yesterday afternoon which included him sending me for an urgent xray. The break is showing some signs of trying to heal which is encouraging, however the excruciating pain I've been experiencing, since the screw removal surgery 3 weeks ago, is because my leg is unstable … Continue reading The Femur Break is not behaving at all!
Surgery Done…tick…Recovery underway…tick
I'm home from my surgery yesterday to have the interlocking screw removed from above my knee. My femur break is not healing and all the weight from my leg was being placed on the screw, causing pain but more worrying for my Surgeon was that he thought it was going to snap. The procedure was … Continue reading Surgery Done…tick…Recovery underway…tick
The day my femur broke!
My left femur broke spontaneously on October 6th 2014. It just snapped in two, no warning, apart from pain at the site for a few weeks, it just happened!! From a medical perspective it is a pathological break. We now know I have a rare genetic bone disease. It's The Strongest Bone In Your Body....It … Continue reading The day my femur broke!
It’s A Rare Genetic Bone Disease
It's 11 weeks post my left femur break and surgery to insert a titanium rod from my hip to my knee. I am still on 2 crutches and will be for another 3 months, at least. My Surgeon is pleased with my progress but keeps warning me this is a long slow process with healing expected to take 18 … Continue reading It’s A Rare Genetic Bone Disease