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I am new to this forum so I will start by telling you all a bit about my story!

I was injured in a car accident just over two year ago now and as a result I fractured my pelvis, hip and ulna. The hip fracture was the most serious of the three injuries (I almost took the femur clean off!) and it was fixed with three titanium pins. I spent a month in hospital and came home in a wheelchair before progessing to crutches and learning to walk again! I am now leading my normal life again and it doesn't really prevent me from doing aything. However, I do have a difference in my leg lengths (resulting in a slight limp) and I suffer with some pain in the hip and bottom area. I am also still suffering with the nerves in the leg and get awful cramps in my calf muscle.

Has anybody out there experienced similar? I would like to know if what I am experiencing is normal - I sometimes feel guilty for moaning, when I could have been a lot worse off - but I have nothing to compare it to!!!

I am getting my right hip broken in 3 places in 17 days I too do not know what to expect I have no idea how long I will be off my feet for they will reset it with pins by the way how long is your scar and where did they cut you

May I ask why you are having your hip broken in three places?

I will answer your questions, but due to the differences in circumstances, I am doubtful if your experience will be exactly the same as mine.

Due to the hip being fixed with pins as well as the fracture in the pelvis, I was unable to put any weight on my right leg and only partial weight on my left leg for the first six weeks (which I spent either in bed or in a wheelchair. The next six weeks were spent on crutches, as I was only able to put partial weight on my right leg and full weight on my left leg. (Somebody having a full hip replacement operation is usually up and walking with a zimmer frame the next day!!). I then spent a number of weeks have physio and learning to walk properly again - I had a slight difference in my leg lengths and so was walking with a limp for quite a while.

They cut me on the outside of my thigh (just a bit further down from the hip) and the scar is only about an inch long! I was amazed at how they could put in such long pins through such a small hole and I only had four stitches! I would imagine that as your hip is being broken in three places the scar would be slightly longer - I know that it is longer (and higher up) when having a full hip replacement.

I hope that this answers your questions. Please don't worry - it is not as bad as it sounds!!

Let me know how you get on and just ask if there is anything else I can help you with!


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